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Counting Ones Blessings: Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother William Shawcross

Counting Ones Blessings: Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

William Shawcross

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ISBN : 9780230754966
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666 pages
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William Shawcrosss official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in September 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success. One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeths insightful, witty privateMoreWilliam Shawcrosss official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in September 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success. One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeths insightful, witty private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times described her letters as wonderful . . . brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness. Now, Shawcross has put together a selection of her letters, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle. Queen Elizabeth was a prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood before the First World War to the very end of her long life at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the real person behind the public face.