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Counting One's Blessings Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by William Shawcross
  

Counting One's Blessings Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

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The first published collection of the Queen Mother's witty, vivid and intelligent letters. Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth's letters constitute a chronicle both of her long life and of the twentieth century.

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Counting One's Blessings Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by William Shawcross

One of the great revelations of William Shawcross's official biography was the Queen Mother's private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times described her letters as 'wonderful ...brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness.' Now, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives, at Glamis Castle, and elsewhere, Shawcross has put together a selection of those letters. A prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood to the very end of her life, her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face.

About the Author

William Shawcross became a writer after leaving University College, Oxford in 1968. He was in Czechoslovakia during the Soviet occupation; this inspired his first book, a biography of Alexander Dubcek, the Czechoslovak leader, which was published in 1970. In 1995 he wrote the BBC Television series Monarchy. In 2002 his BBC Television series and book, Queen and Country celebrated the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and examined the changing face of Britain during her reign. He lives in England.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

William Shawcross

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Hardback

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9780230754966

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