Counting One's Blessings: Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Author(s): William Shawcross

biography & memoir

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.


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Born in 1946, William Shawcross is an internationally renowned writer and broadcaster and appears regularly on television and radio. His articles have appeared in leading newspapers and journals throughout the world. He lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780230754966
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan
  • : September 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Shawcross
  • : Hardback
  • : Unabridged
  • : 941.082092
  • : 16
  • : 524
  • : illustrations