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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother von William Shawcross

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother William Shawcross

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Zusammenfassung

Written with complete access to the Queen Mother's personal letters and diaries, William Shawcross's riveting biography is the truly definitive account of this remarkable woman, whose life spanned the twentieth century.

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Zusammenfassung

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother William Shawcross

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon, the youngest daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was born on 4 August 1900. It might reasonably have been expected that she would lead a life of ease and privilege but few could have imagined the profound effect she would have on Britain and its people. Her life spanned the whole of the twentieth century and this official biography tells not only her story but, through it, that of the country she loved so devotedly.

Drawing on her private correspondence and other unpublished material from the Royal Archives, William Shawcross vividly reveals the witty girl who endeared herself to soldiers convalescing at Glamis in the First World War; the assured young Duchess of York; the Queen, at last feeling able to look the East End in the face at the height of the Blitz; the Queen Mother, representing the nation at home and abroad throughout her widowhood. It is the definitive portrait of a remarkable woman.

Über William Shawcross

William Shawcross became a writer after leaving University College, Oxford in 1968. He was in Czechosl ovakia during the Soviet occupation; this inspired his first book, a biography of Alexander Dubcek, the Czechoslovak leader, which was published in 1970. In 1995 he wrote the BBC Television series Monarchy. In 2002 his BBC Television series and book, Queen and Country celebrated the Queen's Golden Jubilee and examined the changing face of Britain during her reign. He lives in England.

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GOR008851655
9780230747876
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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother William Shawcross
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Gebundene Ausgabe
Pan Macmillan
2009-09-18
1000
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