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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Campbell shows us that the untold life of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, is far more interesting and moving than the official version that has been peddled since 1923. Elizabeth's life has been filled with controversy-- beginning with the mysterious circumstances of her birth, the roles she played in her daughters' marriages, and her relationship with Princess Diana.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781250018977
Branch Call Number: 941.084 ELI NVD
Characteristics: xi, 489 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., geneal. 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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