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  • Published: 28 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141973333
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688
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Elizabeth the Queen

The real story behind The Crown



The compelling biography of Queen Elizabeth II from the bestselling author, Sally Bedell Smith

An intimate portrait of Her Majesty the Queen

As we celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, this brand new biography of Queen Elizabeth II is the first all-round, up-close picture of one of the most fascinating, enigmatic and admired women in the world.

With exclusive access to the Queen's personal letters, close friends and associates, this intimate biography is a treasure trove of fresh insights on her public persona and her private life.

Here we see Queen Elizabeth going about her daily duties, preparing for formal occasions, playing with her children at the Palace, crawling on her stomach to stalk deer, donning yellow Marigolds to wash up after Balmoral cookouts, and even changing a car wheel.

Here we, at last, get to meet the leader, strategist, and diplomat; the daughter, wife, mother and grandmother - Elizabeth the Queen.

  • Published: 28 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141973333
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688
Categories:

About the author

Sally Bedell Smith

Sally Bedell Smith is the author of the bestselling biographies of Diana, Princess of Wales, John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Pamela Churchill Harriman and Bill Paley. A contributing editor at Vanity Fairsince 1996, she previously worked at Time and The New York Times, where she was a cultural news reporter. Sally is the mother of three children and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Stephen.

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Praise for Elizabeth the Queen

Sally Bedell Smith offers her readers the illusion of knowing the queen as a friend

The Economist

The book has much to recommend it, being extensively researched, fluently written and containing quite a lot of intriguing "new" information

The Telegraph

A worthy addition to the shelves of royal watchers everywhere

Sunday Independent

Incisive... well researched

Choice Magazine

A thoroughly good read

Daily Mail

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