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Lilibet: The Girl Who Would be Queen - A gorgeously illustrated gift book celebrating Her Majesty's platinum jubilee

English · Hardback

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The moments in life of "knowing". On Bognor Beach, with Grandpa England, she had "known" that he, and Papa, and she, would carry something on, something given, something bigger than themselves.

Lilibet: a carefree child, a lover of horses and dogs, devoted to her family. And the girl who would be Queen.

A.N. Wilson, one of England's most beloved writers, imagines the Queen on the eve of her platinum jubilee. We watch as she discovers, at the tender age of ten, that she is heir to the throne. We witness her meet the dashing Prince Phillip of Greece, who she loved steadfastly from the age of fifteen, and see their friendship blossom into passionate love. Above all, we learn of her astonishing sense of vocation and public duty, which grew during the dark years of WWII and her father's subsequent years of ill health.

By turns funny, tender and tragic, Lilibet: The Girl Who Would be Queen honours our beloved monarch and her illustrious reign.

Praise for A.N. Wilson's The King and the Christmas Tree:
'An unlikely hero has a master storyteller to tell his tale. The King and the Christmas Tree is a poignant Christmas treat' - Lucy Worsley
'Reads like a thriller; a tale of human courage and resistance' - Lady Antonia Fraser
'I loved this book, not read without shedding a tear, reminding us that true democracy goes hand-in-hand with true kingship' - Roy Strong

About the author

A. N. Wilson holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is a prolific and award-winning biographer and celebrated novelist. He lives in North London.

Summary

A celebration of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, showing us that the Queen's qualities of duty, self-sacrifice and love of country were present in her from an early age.

'The moments in life of "knowing". On Bognor Beach, with Grandpa England, she had "known" that he, and Papa, and she, would carry something on, something given, something bigger than themselves.'

Lilibet: a carefree child, a lover of horses and dogs, devoted to her family. And the girl who would be Queen.

A.N. Wilson, one of England's most beloved writers, imagines the Queen reflecting on her early life. We watch as she discovers, at the tender age of ten, that she is heir to the throne. We witness her meet the dashing Prince Phillip of Greece, who she loved steadfastly from the age of fifteen, and see their friendship blossom into passionate love. Above all, we learn of her astonishing sense of vocation and public duty, which grew during the dark years of WWII and her father's subsequent years of ill health.

Honouring the life of Her Majesty the Queen and her illustrious reign, Lilibet: The Girl Who Would be Queen is by turns funny, tender and heartfelt.

'Superb... captures our Queen better than any biography' - Sunday Telegraph

'It's packed with detail and conversations that bring to life all those who have been most important to her.' - Daily Mail

Foreword

In tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a monarch whose reign was characterised by her sense of duty, her service to her subjects, and her love of her country

Product details

Authors A N Wilson, A.N. Wilson
Publisher Bonnier Books UK
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 12.05.2022
 
EAN 9781786582423
ISBN 978-1-78658-242-3
No. of pages 112
Dimensions 140 mm x 14 mm x 220 mm
Weight 196 g
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Humanities, art, music > History > Contemporary history (1945 to 1989)
Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Biographies, autobiographies

HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century, Social and cultural history, History: specific events and topics

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