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Country Life Book of Queen Elizabeth by Godfrey Talbot

Country Life Book of Queen Elizabeth by Godfrey Talbot

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Country Life Book of Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Mother

by Godfrey Talbot

Country Life Books, 1989, [First Edition], ISBN 0600557049, colour and black and white photographs throughout, photographic frontispiece, large hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear,  minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, a little discoloration to spine and top edge (see photographs)

“Many people regard Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as one of the most enduring lights of the 20th century.  This book is a tribute to her.  As the Nineties come into prospect, the words and pictures contained in this classic work vividly salute a long and remarkable life.
Godfrey Talbot sketches the ancestry of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and tells of her happy childhood.  Marriage to the Duke of York, followed by the birth of the two Princesses, brought her into the public gaze.  But it was not until the accession of the Duke as King George VI that the full weight of public duties fell o the King and herself.  We follow them through celebrated peace-time tours abroad and the hazards of blitzed Britain; and we look at the private family life of this vital and valiant Queen.  With the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and the arrival of grandchildren, the Queen’s family happily grew; but the post-war years brought tragedy, too, with the death of a loved husband, King George VI, in 1952.
Then began the four decades as Queen Mother – the sparkling, much loved ‘Queen Mum’ – and the eventual arrival of great-grandchildren.  The recent years have produced memorable State ceremonies and, for her, fresh joys in the newest generation.
Her personality, the unabating zest and charm poured into public service, have touched the hearts of millions, and in some special way, her family seems to be the whole nation, so that she has become everybody’s Queen and Mother.”


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