The Real Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Andrew Marr

By Andrew Marr

A amazing and extremely own biography of a girl who could be the world's final nice queen, released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of her reign

Elizabeth II, one in every of England's longest-reigning monarchs, is an enigma. In public, she confines herself to positive pieties and protected smiles; in inner most, she is wry, humorous, and a very good mimic. Now, for the 1st time, certainly one of Britain's best reporters and historians will get at the back of the masks and tells us the interesting tale of the genuine Elizabeth.

Born presently sooner than the melancholy, Elizabeth grew up in the course of global conflict II and have become queen a result of surprising abdication of her uncle and the early dying of her father. purely twenty-five while she ascended to the throne, she has been on the apex of the British nation for almost six a long time. She has entertained and identified various international leaders, together with each U.S. president seeing that Harry Truman. mentioned to treat relations values as sacred, she has noticeable all yet one among her young ones divorce; her inheritor, Prince Charles, behavior an adulterous affair ahead of Princess Diana's loss of life; and a gradual circulation of relations secrets and techniques poured into the open. but she hasn't ever didn't perform her tasks, and she or he hasn't ever acknowledged a notice approximately any of the worries she has endured.

Andrew Marr, who enjoys notable entry to senior figures at Buckingham Palace, has written a revealing and crucial ebook a couple of lady who has controlled to stay deepest to the purpose of puzzle all through her reign.

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