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

by William Shawcross

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

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.

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ISBN: 9780230754966
Publication date: 11/10/2012
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780230754966
Publication date: 11th October 2012
Author: William Shawcross
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
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About William Shawcross

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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