Here's a book that's sure to be a good read for those interested in royal history or the history of 20th Century England: THE QUEEN MOTHER: THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY by William Shawcross.
It will be released in the United States on October 20th, 2009.
The book was released today in England under a slightly different title, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER: THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY. It's causing a bit of a stir in England as letters and other information under wraps for decades become public.
I think the single best royalty biography I've ever read was the authorized biography of the Queen Mother's mother-in-law, QUEEN MARY, by James Pope-Hennessy.
It was reissued in the United States in paperback a few years ago and is very much worth seeking out and reading.
Update: Missy notes that CBS News somehow thinks that Queen Elizabeth I and Diana, Princess of Wales, lived in the same centuries... The network is in desperate need of a fact checker!