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Elizabeth the Queen : the life of a modern monarch

Author: Sally Bedell Smith
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world's most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elisabeth, Großbritannien Königin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN: 9781400067893 1400067898 9780812979794 0812979796
OCLC Number: 714724561
Description: xxii, 663 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: A royal education --
Love match --
Destiny calls --
"Ready, girls?" --
Affairs of state --
Made for television --
New beginnings --
Refuge in routines --
Daylight on the Magic --
Ring of silence --
"Not bloody likely!" --
Feeling the love --
Iron Lady and English Rose --
A very special relationship --
Family fractures --
Annus horribilis --
Tragedy and tradition --
Love and grief --
Moving pictures --
A soldier at heart --
Long live the Queen.
Responsibility: Sally Bedell Smith.

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From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world's most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II, who has led her country and Commonwealth through the wars and upheavals of the last sixty years with unparalleled composure, intelligence, and grace. -- Publisher description
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