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by Shawcross, William

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TitleQueen Elizabeth : the Queen Mother
Author / Responsible partyShawcross, William
TopicsBiography. Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002. Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography. Great Britain -- History -- 20th century. History.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Abridged by Yvonne Antrobus. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon, the youngest daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was born on 4 August 1900. It might reasonably have been expected that she would lead a life of ease and privilege, but few could have imagined the profound effect she would have on Britain and its people. Her life spanned the whole of the 20th century and this official biography tells not only her story, but that of the country she loved so devotedly. Drawing on her private correspondence and other unpublished material from the Royal Archives, William Shawcross vividly reveals the witty girl who endeared herself to soldiers convalescing at Glamis in the First World War, through to the Queen Mother, representing the nation at home and abroad throughout her widowhood. It is the definitive portrait of a remarkable woman.

Additional Information

System control numberS13218
Original Print PublisherLondon : Macmillan, 2009.
NarratorWilliam Shawcross.
Narrator NameWilliam Shawcross.
Participant or performer noteWilliam Shawcross.
Narrators GenderMale narrator