The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


By (author) Lady Colin Campbell

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  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Hardback | 489 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 236mm x 43mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 24 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1250018978
  • ISBN 13: 9781250018977
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 116,656

Product description

Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the "New York Times "bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess DianaQueen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has been called the "most successful queen since Cleopatra." Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy Wallis Simpson wrote about "her legendary charm." Portrayed as a selfless partner to the King in the Oscar-winning movie "The King's Speech, " The Queen Mother is most often remembered from her later years as the smiling granny with the pastel hats. When she died in 2002, just short of her 102nd birthday, she was praised for a long life well lived. But there was another side to her story. For the first time, Lady Colin Campbell shows us that the untold life of the Queen Mother is far more fascinating and moving than the official version that has been peddled ever since she became royal in 1923. With unparalleled sources--including members of the Royal Family, aristocrats, and friends and relatives of Elizabeth herself--this mesmerizing account takes us inside the real and sometimes astonishing world of the royal family.

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Author information

LADY COLIN CAMPBELL, who is connected to the royal family through mutual ancestors and marriage, is the author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Diana in Private--"which was the first book to reveal the truth behind the "fairytale" marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales--as well as "The Royal Marriages: What Really Goes on in the Private World of the Queen and Her Family, "and "The Real Diana."

Review quote

"Some Palace watchers note that Lady Colin Campbell has an impressive roster of well-placed contacts and credit her with writing the most believable Diana biography." --"People Magazine "on "Diana in Private"