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A River of Words - Edited By Heather Killingray
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2002, ISBN: 9780754305200

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Broadway Books, 2002. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Nice bright copy. 2002 Hard Cover. 592 pp. Her public and private worlds, the life and times of Elizabeth II and her family. Fifty years ago in February 1952, while in Kenya on the beginning of a world tour, Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne on the death of her father, King George VI, who the day before had stood on the tarmac at London’s Heathrow airport waving her farewell. She returned to London as Queen to be met at the foot of the aircraft steps by Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Monarchy is the brilliantly constructed oral biography of the life of Elizabeth II and her fifty-year rule as the second-longest-reigning British sovereign in history. This candid look at the enduring monarch has been compiled from interviews that paint a rich picture of the private and the public life of the Queen. With access to over one hundred friends and associates of the Royal Family, the authors have woven their in-depth conversations into a fascinating, comprehensive personal profile that brings vividly to life the various strands of Queen Elizabeth’s life. We follow the story from her birth in an elegant townhouse in London’s Piccadilly, through the trauma of the abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, and her realization that she was the heir to the Throne. During the London blitz the Royal Family stayed in London, an action that was loved by Britons, and after the war her almost fairytale marriage to Prince Philip followed by her Coronation in 1953 in Westminster Abbey. This early life is brought vividly to life by insiders like Lady Pamela Hicks, Lady Elizabeth Longford, Michael Parker, Earl of Harewood, Philip Ziegler, and others. The years of her reign, beset by political turmoil in her beloved Commonwealth of Nations and problems nearer to home in her family, are treated sensitively. A portrait emerges of a woman whose understanding of political reality and foreign and domestic policy is wide and deep. She has been served by nine Prime Ministers from Winston Churchill to Tony Blair (who, it is certain, has both given her advice and received it in return). The Monarchy also sheds light new light on Queen Elizabeth’s often strained and fractious relationships with her children and their spouses, including, of course, the Prince Charles/Princess Diana/Camilla Parker Bowles drama that riveted the world. Drawing on the knowledge and observations of a wide range of people, courtiers, journalists, heads of state, politicians, and close friends, this book is an intimate and meaningful tour of a remarkable life. It is also a forthright portrait of an amazing woman: the Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth II, a figure who has captured the hearts and imagination of millions. CONTENTS: Foreword; Acknowledgments; HOUSE OF WINDSOR: Accession of Queen Elizabeth II; A Family Nightmare: The Abdication; War and the Royal Family; Marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Price Philip; Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; Consort; INSTITUTION OF THE MONARCHY: Who is the Queen?; What Does the Monarchy Mean to British Subjects and Others?; Queen and Her Prime Ministers; Monarch as Defender of the Faith; Queen's Travels Abroad; Life at Court; Visiting a Royal Residence at the Queen's Invitation; QUEEN AND THE COMMONWEALTH: Commonwealth; Canada; Australia; Africa; Future of the Commonwealth; MAJOR ISSUES OF THE REIGN: Northern Ireland; Suez and Hong Kong; Falkland Islands War; EVOLUTION OF THE MONARCHY: Pandora's Box; Prince Charles and Princess Diana; Death of Princess Diana; Lords Reform and Scottish Devolution; FUTURE OF THE MONARCHY: Heir Apparent: Who is He?; Modernizing the Monarchy for Survival., Broadway Books, 2002, Great Britain: Poetry Now. Very Good. 1998. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0754305201 Paperback Paperback. This book is an accessible anthology of poetry featuring the work of both new and more experienced writers. The poems included capture a variety of subjects and feelings, from the light-hearted to more personal sentiment. Family, social issues and individual beliefs are all commented upon within this collection, each poet giving their unique definition of the inspiration in their lives. All of these broad-ranging, easy-to-read poems reflect the tone of contemporary life and contribute towards an informal and enjoyable collection. 143 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) ., Poetry Now, 1998

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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: NEED2KNOW, L=14mm, B=146mm, H=195mm, Gew.=198gr, [GR: 21500 - TB/Belletristik/Lyrik/Dramatik/Essays], Kartoniert/Broschiert

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780754305200
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0754305201
Version reliée
Livre de poche
Date de parution: 1998
Editeur: NEED2KNOW
Poids: 0,198 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0754305201

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