The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

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St. Martin's Press, 24 апр. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 512

Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the New York Times bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess Diana

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has been called the "most successful queen since Cleopatra." Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy Wallis Simpson wrote about "her legendary charm." Portrayed as a selfless partner to the King in the Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech, The Queen Mother is most often remembered from her later years as the smiling granny with the pastel hats. When she died in 2002, just short of her 102nd birthday, she was praised for a long life well lived.
But there was another side to her story. For the first time, Lady Colin Campbell shows us that the untold life of the Queen Mother is far more fascinating and moving than the official version that has been peddled ever since she became royal in 1923. With unparalleled sources--including members of the Royal Family, aristocrats, and friends and relatives of Elizabeth herself—this mesmerizing account takes us inside the real and sometimes astonishing world of the royal family.

 

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I have always in my adult life been fascinated by the Royal Family of Windsors. I long admired the Queen Mother for her amazing stamina at such an advanced age. I will never forget seeing her walk ... Читать весь отзыв

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Campbell has penned a prurient, verbose, self-aggrandizing pseudo-biography worthy of the British scandal sheets. To call this tittle-tattle a biography is to shame every journalist of integrity, for ... Читать весь отзыв

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Title Page
Chapter Two An Enchanted Childhood
Chapter Three The Great
Chapter Four Love and Marriage
Chapter Five The Making of a Star
Chapter Six The Smiling Duchess
Chapter Seven Motherhood and Its Perks
Chapter Eight The Fairest of Us
Chapter Ten The Warrior Queen
Chapter Eleven Peace and Death
Chapter Twelve And Let There Be
Chapter Thirteen Covered in Glory
Acknowledgements
Genealogical Tables
Index
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Chapter Nine Compulsion and Abdication

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LADY COLIN CAMPBELL, who is connected to the royal family through mutual ancestors and marriage, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Diana in Private--which was the first book to reveal the truth behind the "fairytale" marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales--as well as The Royal Marriages: What Really Goes on in the Private World of the Queen and Her Family, and The Real Diana.

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