Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
Publish date: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, 20th Century
, Biography Memoir
, European History
bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-2012, tbr-busting-2015, biography, e-book, nonfiction, skim-through, next Read from July 19, 2014 to September 06, 2015 Description: From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of un...
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I would actually give this book 3 1/2 stars. I received an Advance Reader's Edition before publication. Thanks to Random House for sending the book to me.This history of Queen Elizabeth II is detailed; sometimes too detailed. I did not need to read for the 50th time that she greeted each guest wi...
Just awful, if an author is going to propose a biography of a well known figure, at least have the courage to acknowledge a bias or predisposition to a certain viewpoint. This so-called biography is laughable. Yes she had access to "never before seen documents", but shouldn't we have heard some of t...
It's amazing to me to see the same basic idea done by two very different authors and how they turn out. Take this book and The Royals written by Kitty Kelley. The latter reads a bit like a page from ONTD on the subject of the Windors: lies, damn lies and a sprinkling of the truth scattered around li...
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