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Counting One's Blessings : The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
by William Shawcross




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William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in September 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success.One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeth's insightful, witty private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times described her letters as wonderful . . . brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness.

Now, in Counting One's Blessings, Shawcross has put together a selection of her letters, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle. Queen Elizabeth was a prolific correspondent, from her early childhood before World War I to the very end of her long life at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the real person behind the public face.

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Overview

William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in September 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success.One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeth's insightful, witty private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times described her letters as wonderful . . . brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness.

Now, in Counting One's Blessings, Shawcross has put together a selection of her letters, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle. Queen Elizabeth was a prolific correspondent, from her early childhood before World War I to the very end of her long life at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the real person behind the public face.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780374185220
  • ISBN-10: 0374185220
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 688
  • Dimensions: 9.33 x 6.39 x 2.07 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.22 pounds


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