Counting One's Blessings : The Selcted Letters of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

By: Shawcross, William

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William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in September 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" 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 earliest childhood before the First World War 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.

Title: Counting One's Blessings : The Selcted Letters of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Author Name: Shawcross, William

Categories: Biography, Autobiography, Memoirs, Royalty,

Edition: First/First Priinting

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2012

ISBN Number: 0230754961

ISBN Number 13: 9780230754966

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Nr. Fine

Jacket Condition: Nr. Fine

Seller ID: 029084

Description: An unmarked "gift quality" book. " Full of wit, hilarity, acute observations and a deeply held sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth's letters constitute a chronicle both of her long life and of the twentieth century."

Keywords: Memoir, Royalty,