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    DescriptionWritten with complete access to the Queen Mother's personal letters and diaries, William Shawcross' riveting biography is the truly definitive account of this remarkable woman, whose life spanned the twentieth century. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon, the youngest daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was born on 4 August 1900. Drawing on her private correspondence and other unpublished material from the Royal Archives, William Shawcross vividly reveals the witty girl who endeared herself to soldiers convalescing at Glamis in the First World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; the assured young Duchess of York; the Queen, at last feeling able to look the East End in the face at the height of the Blitz; the Queen Mother, representing the nation at home and abroad throughout her long widowhood. 'This splendid biography captures something of the warm glow that she brought to every event and encounter. It also reveals a deeper and more interesting character, forged by good sense, love of country, duty, humour and an instinct for what is right. This is a wonderful book, authoritative, frank and entertaining' - "Daily Telegraph".


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    Title
    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
    Subtitle
    The Official Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shawcross
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 52 mm
    Weight: 1,050 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330434300
    ISBN 10: 0330434306
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.082092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, BIO014000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: DNBR, NHD
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), ports. (some col.)
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    02 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    William Shawcross became a writer after leaving University College, Oxford in 1968. Since then he has written and travelled widely. His many books include Queen and Country, which celebrated the Queen's Golden Jubilee and was also a BBC television series.He lives in London.