Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Book: The Queen Mother: The Official Biography

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!


Blogger Missy said...

I found out about this on the Internet this morning via a video clip. I blogged about it also, but more looking at CBS, the ever-not-accurate-disinformation source. ;-)


9:49 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

That was a funny post, Missy! I just added a link to my post. Thanks!

Hope you are over your cold!!

Best wishes,

9:58 AM  

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