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The Queen Mother : the official biography / William Shawcross.

Shawcross, William, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781400078349
  • ISBN: 1400078342
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 1096 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Vintage books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1054-1056) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An Edwardian childhood, 1900-1914 -- Tending the wounded, 1914-1918 -- Prince Albert, 1918-1923 -- A royal wedding, 1923 -- Duchess of York, 1923-1924 -- On safari, 1924-1925 -- Birth of a princess, 1925-1927 -- An Australasian assignment, 1927 -- The long weekend, 1927-1936 -- Abdication, 1936-1937 -- Queen Consort, 1937- 1939 -- Across the Atlantic, 1939 -- The Queen at war, 1939-1941 -- Years like great black oxen, 1942-1945 -- War to peace, 1945-1947 -- Joy and sorrow, 1947-1952 -- Queen Mother, 1952-1955 -- Favourites, 1956-1960 -- The heart of the matter -- At home -- Queen voyager, 1961-1967 -- Under scrutiny, 1968-1981 -- Poetry and pain, 1981-1999 -- Centenarian, 1999-2002 -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Family trees -- Appendix B: Queen Elizabeth's patronages.
Summary, etc.:
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon -- the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore's ten children -- was born on August 4, 1900, and, certainly, no one could have imagined that her long life (she died in 2002) would come to reflect a changing nation over the course of an entire century. Written with unrestricted access to her personal papers, letters, and diaries, this royal biography by William Shawcross is also a singular history of Britain in the twentieth century.
Subject: Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002.
Queens > Great Britain > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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