The Diamond Queen : Elizabeth II and Her People

by Andrew Marr

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With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen's pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself.

 

June 2012 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.

 

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 31 May 2012.

The Diamond Queen : Elizabeth II and Her People Synopsis

With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen's pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. Arranged thematically, rather than chronologically, Marr dissects the Queen's political relationships, crucially those with her Prime Ministers; he examines her role as Head of the Commonwealth, and her deep commitment to that Commonwealth of nations; he looks at the drastic changes in the media since her accession in 1952 and how the monarchy and the monarch have had to change and adapt as a result. Indeed he argues that under her watchful eye, the monarchy has been thoroughly modernized and made as fit for purpose in the twenty-first century as it was when she came to the throne and a 'new Elizabethan age' was ushered in.

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ISBN: 9780330544160
Publication date: 24/05/2012
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780230748521
Publication date: 27/10/2011
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780330544160
Publication date: 24th May 2012
Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Biography: royalty,

About Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and has since enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Daily Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC’s Political Editor. He has written and presented TV documentaries on history, science and politics, and presents the weekly Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1 and Start the Week on Radio 4. Andrew lives in London with his family.

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