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Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother /

One of the great revelations of William Shawcross's official biography of the Queen Mother was her private correspondence. Indeed, the Sunday Times described her letters as "wonderful . . . brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness." Now, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle and elsewhere, William Shawcross has put together a selection of those letters, many of which have never before been published. A prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood to the very end of her life, her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. They reveal'in her own words'the much-loved little girl who wrote teasing letters to her many siblings; the young woman who, after a long courtship and two refusals, accepted Prince Albert's proposal. We see her as Duchess of York, bringing a sense of ease and fun into the public and private lives of the Royal Family. We see her delight in her beloved daughters, and her very real shock when she and her husband realized that he would become king following the abdication of Edward VIII. We see, too, the dreadful too exacted by the Second World War, which culminated in the king's tragically early death in 1952, and then her determination, despite her grief, to find a new role for herself during the long years of widowhood.

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  • "A selection of letters from the private correspondence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, which offer a vivid insight into the person behind the public face."
  • "One of the great revelations of William Shawcross's official biography of the Queen Mother was her private correspondence. Indeed, the Sunday Times described her letters as "wonderful . . . brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness." Now, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle and elsewhere, William Shawcross has put together a selection of those letters, many of which have never before been published. A prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood to the very end of her life, her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. They reveal'in her own words'the much-loved little girl who wrote teasing letters to her many siblings; the young woman who, after a long courtship and two refusals, accepted Prince Albert's proposal. We see her as Duchess of York, bringing a sense of ease and fun into the public and private lives of the Royal Family. We see her delight in her beloved daughters, and her very real shock when she and her husband realized that he would become king following the abdication of Edward VIII. We see, too, the dreadful too exacted by the Second World War, which culminated in the king's tragically early death in 1952, and then her determination, despite her grief, to find a new role for herself during the long years of widowhood."@en
  • "One of the great revelations of William Shawcross's official biography was the Queen Mother's private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times described her letters as 'wonderful brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness.' Now, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives, at Glamis Castle, and elsewhere, Shawcross has put together a selection of those letters. A prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood to the very end of her life, her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth's letters constitute a chronicle both of her long life and of the twentieth century."
  • "Drawn from the wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle, this collection of letters, written by Queen Elizabeth from her earliest childhood to the end of her life, reveals the real womahn behind the public face."@en
  • ""William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in 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 of London described her letters as "wonderful ... brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness." Now 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."--Dust jacket."
  • "One of the great revelations of William Shawcross's official biography was the Queen Mother's private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times described her letters as 'wonderful ...brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness.' Now, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives, at Glamis Castle, and elsewhere, Shawcross has put together a selection of those letters. A prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood to the very end of her life, her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth's letters constitute a chronicle both of her long life and of the twentieth century."@en

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  • "Biography"
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  • "Electronic books."
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  • "Electronic books (Kindle)"
  • "History"
  • "Briefsammlung."
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  • "Records and correspondence"

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  • "Counting one's blessings the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother /"
  • "Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother /"
  • "Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother /"@en
  • "Counting one's blessings the selected letters of queen elizabeth, the queen mother /"@en
  • "Counting one's blessings the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother /"
  • "Counting one's blessings : selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother /"
  • "Selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother"
  • "Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother /"
  • "Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother /"@en