Counting One's Blessings

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Pan Macmillan UK, 1 нояб. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 1000

One of the great revelations of William Shawcross's official biography was the Queen Mother's private correspondence. Indeed, the Sunday Times described her letters as "wonderful... brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness."

Now, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives, at Glamis Castle, and elsewhere, Shawcross has put together a selection of those letters. A prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood to the very end of her life, her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face.

Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth's letters constitute a chronicle both of her long life and of the twentieth century.

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I found myself chuckling numerous occasions, though very discreet she could be a tad politically incorrect. It was a love match between Prince Albert & her though it took her awhile to realize that ... Читать весь отзыв

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Apparently whenever Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1900-2004) arrived at Claridge’s Hotel for afternoon tea the band would strike up The Teddy Bear’s Picnic and this is really the leitmotif of this ... Читать весь отзыв

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Born in 1946, William Shawcross is an internationally renowned writer and broadcaster and appears regularly on television and radio. His articles have appeared in leading newspapers and journals throughout the world. He lives in London.

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