The Queen Mother by Lady Colin Campbell

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They just don’t write books like this anymore – a fact for which we can all thank God even while we’re eagerly tearing through these terrific pages.
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Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the New York Times bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess Diana

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has been called the "most successful queen since Cleopatra." Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy Wallis Simpson wrote about "her legendary charm." Portrayed as a selfless partner to the King in the Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech, The Queen Mother is most often remembered from her later years as the smiling granny with the pastel hats. When she died in 2002, just short of her 102nd birthday, she was praised for a long life well lived.
But there was another side to her story. For the first time, Lady Colin Campbell shows us that the untold life of the Queen Mother is far more fascinating and moving than the official version that has been peddled ever since she became royal in 1923. With unparalleled sources--including members of the Royal Family, aristocrats, and friends and relatives of Elizabeth herself—this mesmerizing account takes us inside the real and sometimes astonishing world of the royal family.

 

About Lady Colin Campbell

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Colin Campbell is a coauthor of Model-Based Software Testing and Analysis in C# and he has written several academic papers on mathematically rigorous approaches to software analysis. He is a founder and principal at Modeled Computation LLC, in Seattle. Ralph Johnson is a research associate professor at the University of Illinois. He was one of the four co-authors of Design Patterns, and the leader of the group that developed the first automated refactoring tool, the Smalltalk Refactoring Browser. For the past few years, he has been working on documenting patterns of parallel programming. Ade Miller works as a Development Lead with Microsoft's patterns & practices group, where he manages several agile teams who deliver applied engineering guidance to Microsoft's customers. His primary interests are in parallel computing and agile software development practices. Stephen Toub works on the Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft. He spends his days designing and developing the next generation of concurrent and parallel programming models for .NET and Visual Studio. His team's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/pfxteamhttp://blogs.msdn.com/pfxteam.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 529 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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They just don’t write books like this anymore – a fact for which we can all thank God even while we’re eagerly tearing through these terrific pages.

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