By Andrew Marr
A striking and extremely own biography of a lady who could be the world's final nice queen, released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of her reign
Elizabeth II, certainly one of England's longest-reigning monarchs, is an enigma. In public, she confines herself to confident pieties and protected smiles; in inner most, she is wry, humorous, and a very good mimic. Now, for the 1st time, one in all Britain's top newshounds and historians will get at the back of the masks and tells us the attention-grabbing tale of the true Elizabeth.
Born almost immediately earlier than the melancholy, Elizabeth grew up in the course of international battle II and have become queen as a result of the stunning abdication of her uncle and the early dying of her father. simply twenty-five while she ascended to the throne, she has been on the apex of the British kingdom for almost six a long time. She has entertained and identified a variety of international leaders, together with each U.S. president due to the fact Harry Truman. pointed out to treat kinfolk values as sacred, she has noticeable all yet considered one of her little ones divorce; her inheritor, Prince Charles, behavior an adulterous affair earlier than Princess Diana's loss of life; and a gentle flow of relations secrets and techniques poured into the open. but she hasn't ever didn't perform her tasks, and she or he hasn't ever acknowledged a observe approximately any of the concerns she has endured.
Andrew Marr, who enjoys awesome entry to senior figures at Buckingham Palace, has written a revealing and crucial e-book a couple of lady who has controlled to stay deepest to the purpose of poser all through her reign.