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||Includes bibliographical references (pages -408) and index.
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||Introduction: Surfing with Her Majesty -- Shirley Temple 2.0 -- Bombs at bedtime -- A walk in the heather -- The barefoot princess -- Crowning glory -- Hearts and coronets -- Secrets, scandals, and spies -- A family affair -- Then along came Diana -- Marriages under the microscope -- One's Annus Horribilis -- Flowers, flags, and fortitude -- Two weddings and two funerals -- Good evening, Mr. Bond -- Epilogue.
||"Renowned biographer Andrew Morton takes an in-depth look at Britain's longest reigning monarch, exploring the influence Queen Elizabeth had on both Britain and the rest of the world for much of the last century. From leading a nation struggling to restore itself after the devastation of the second World War to navigating the divisive political landscape of the present day, Queen Elizabeth was a reluctant but resolute queen. This is the story of a woman of unflagging self-discipline who will long be remembered as mother and grandmother to Great Britain, and one of the greatest sovereigns of the modern era"--