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Author Seward, Ingrid, author.

Title The Queen's speech : an intimate portrait of the Queen in her own words / Ingrid Seward.

Publication Info. London : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
©2015
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy
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Description 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278).
Summary On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-serving monarch in British history. During her 63 years on the throne, few have got to know her well, but there is one body of work that sheds new light on her thoughts, personality and the issues that really concern her: the Queen's own speeches. For many years, the Queen's Christmas address was the most-watched programme on television on Christmas Day, and millions still tune in to hear what she has to say. Now, in this wonderful, intimate portrait of Her Majesty, Ingrid Seward uses the Queen's speeches as a starting point to provide a revealing insight into the character of the woman who has reigned over us since the days when Churchill was prime minister. Starting with her first ever broadcast, in December 1940, when the teenaged Princess Elizabeth addressed a wartorn nation, right through the annus horribilis, and on into the 21st century, the book highlights the most important moments in her life and how she has responded to them. Based on in-depth research and interviews with many of those who know the Queen best, this book sheds new light on the life and career of our monarch. Renowned as one of the most authoritative writers on royal matters, Ingrid Seward, the editor of Majesty magazine, has written a charming and fascinating portrait that will be cherished by all who read it.
Subject Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Speeches, addresses, etc., English -- Great Britain.
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Princesses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952- -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952-
ISBN 9781471150975 hardback
1471150976 hardback
9781471151545 (paperback)
1471151549 (paperback)
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