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Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Author: Elizabeth, Queen consort of George VI King of Great Britain; William Shawcross
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success. One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeth's insightful, witty private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times of London described her letters as "wonderful ... brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness." Now Shawcross has put together a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
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Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen consort of George VI King of Great Britain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth, Queen consort of George VI King of Great Britain; William Shawcross
ISBN: 9780374185220 0374185220
OCLC Number: 778421606
Notes: Originally published in 2012 by Macmillan, Great Britain.
Description: xx, 666 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Elizabeth --
pt. 2. Duchess of York --
pt. 3. Queen --
pt. 4. Queen Mother.
Responsibility: edited and with a preface by William Shawcross.

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"William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success. One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeth's insightful, witty private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times of London described her letters as "wonderful ... brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness." Now Shawcross has put together a selection of her letters, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle. Queen Elizabeth was a prolific correspondent, from her early childhood before World War I to the very end of her long life at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the real person behind the public face."--Jacket.

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