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  • Published: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099551157
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99
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Our Queen




The inside story of a thoroughly modern monarch told by the maker of ITV's upcoming documentary on Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee. This bestselling acclaimed biography of our Queen contains new material exclusive to the paperback edition.

The bestselling and acclaimed biography of Queen Elizabeth II, tells the inside story of our thoroughly modern monarch. With new material exclusive to the paperback edition, Our Queen examines the Queen's remarkable reign and her long and loving marriage with the Duke of Edinburgh.

History has known no monarch like her.

She has travelled farther than all her predecessors put together and lived longer than any of them. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive - from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaulle to Obama.

Now, the distinguished royal writer Robert Hardman has been granted rare and privileged access to the world of Queen Elizabeth II to produce this enthralling new portrait of one of the most popular public figures on Earth.

'So much has changed around the Queen yet she has remained utterly true to herself,' says Hardman. 'There is this timeless quality about her. The more you talk to Her Majesty's family and to her people, the more you look at her life, the more impressive the scale of her achievement becomes.'

Here is the inside story.

  • Published: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099551157
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

About the author

Robert Hardman

Robert Hardman is one of the foremost observers of the modern British royal scene, and the bestselling author of Our Queen. He has covered all aspects of the Monarchy for British newspapers, television and radio over more than 25 years and has interviewed many members of the Royal Family for his books and for a series of internationally-acclaimed films. These include Our Queen at Ninety (ITV 2016), Our Queen (ITV 2013), Charles at 60 (BBC One 2008), Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work (BBC One 2007) and The Queen’s Castle (BBC One 2005).


As a newspaper journalist and columnist, Robert has also covered more than 60 royal tours worldwide. In addition to the British Royal Family, his royal interviewees have included the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the King and Queen of Norway and the Queen of Denmark. He now writes the acclaimed How I See It column for the Daily Mail. Married with three children, he lives in London.

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Praise for Our Queen

The most important royal book for years

Daily Mail

A gripping authoritative tour de force

Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of JERUSALEM

Abounds with insights.

Mail on Sunday

Richly detailed

Telegraph

Superbly well informed, witty and wise.

Evening Standard

This being the year of the Queen’s Jubilee, we should expect an avalanche of books celebrating every aspect of her life and reign, but I shall be very surprised if any turns out to be more revealing and engaging than this thoughtful study by the veteran Royal watcher Robert Hardman

Mail on Sunday

Delectable biography

Telegraph

Hardman’s Our Queen is the closest thing to an official jubilee portrait. It is thoroughly researched.

Times Literary Supplement

[A] superb book.

Sunday Telegraph

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