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Queen Elizabeth II

by Philip Ziegler, Emma Blau

Queen Elizabeth II Synopsis

This book is a photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, from her first official photograph as a baby in 1926 to her greeting President Obama at Buckingham Palace in 2009. Each of the book's chapters begins with a text by bestselling historian and biographer Philip Ziegler, covering the key royal and historical events of the period, with some contextual photographs, followed by a sequence of plates in chronological order. With over 200 images of the Queen by internationally distinguished photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Lord Snowdon and Rankin, the Queen is captured in a variety of poses, from formal photographs as a working monarch, to intimate portraits relaxing with her family at Balmoral and Windsor. All the images have been officially approved by the Palace, making this the only illustrated book that anyone will ever need on Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II Press Reviews

'Lavish ... Ziegler's text is authoritative, not to say magisterial' - The Lady 'A stunning photographic biography' - Majesty 'A captivating glimpse into the Queen's life' - Hello! 'A stunning collection of images by world-renowned photographers' - Daily Express

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500543887
Publication date: 1st August 2010
Author: Philip Ziegler, Emma Blau
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Biography: royalty, Photographs: portraits,

About Philip Ziegler, Emma Blau

Philip Ziegler is the bestselling author of Edward VIII: The Official Biography, Mountbatten: The Official Biography, Diana Cooper: The Biography of Lady Diana Cooper and London at War, 1939-1945.

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