The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother

The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Book - 2012
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Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the New York Times bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess Diana

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has been called the "most successful queen since Cleopatra." Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy Wallis Simpson wrote about "her legendary charm." Portrayed as a selfless partner to the King in the Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech, The Queen Mother is most often remembered from her later years as the smiling granny with the pastel hats. When she died in 2002, just short of her 102nd birthday, she was praised for a long life well lived.
But there was another side to her story. For the first time, Lady Colin Campbell shows us that the untold life of the Queen Mother is far more fascinating and moving than the official version that has been peddled ever since she became royal in 1923. With unparalleled sources--including members of the Royal Family, aristocrats, and friends and relatives of Elizabeth herself--this mesmerizing account takes us inside the real and sometimes astonishing world of the royal family.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781250018977
Branch Call Number: 941.084092 ELIZA CAM
Characteristics: xi, 489 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables ; 24 cm

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johnnicholls
Nov 13, 2014

This is a book which is filled with backstairs gossip and every anti-Elizabeth innuendo that has been said. In places it lapses into sexual slurs and it is really not a book worth reading. Its historical value is nil. Lady Colin-Campebll is no author but a gossip columnist.

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zenner
Apr 05, 2014

This book is a very deliberate load of codswallop. "Lady" Colin Campbell took this approach with a bio of the late Princess Di & made a packet which she/he promptly spent. The technique is to take someone popular and write the most negative possible take on their life. Every bit of silly gossip is treated as gospel; every action is interpreted negatively. The late Queen Mum had her foibles, but she was a smart, tough, and hard-working old girl & deserves better than this hatchet job. Just because it is negative, doesn't mean it's truthful; in fact the errors start on page one. No, she was NOT illegitimate, & LCC knows it.

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moni517
Jul 29, 2012

If you like information about the royals, this is worth reading The best one yet, on Queen Mother. Not sugar coated like the others. Much more insight into their lives,

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goodasgoldy
Jan 20, 2013

If you've always suspected that more was involved in royal lives and royal lies this is the book.

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