Last Great Edwardian Lady

Last Great Edwardian Lady

The Life and Style of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Book - 1999
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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is as old as the century; she was born nearly 100 years ago during the reign of Victoria, when the British Empire covered a quarter of the Earth. She has seen two world wars and 97 years of the most repid progress inmankind's history completely alter her world (and the royal family's place in it), yet she retains the old-fashioned charm, elegance and dignity that epitomised the Edwardian Lady. And, more significantly, she has successfully continued to live the Edwardian lifestyle: Her five-storey London house contains some 40 servants; she does not like to eat alone so dinner is seldom for fewer than sixteen people; her summer migration to her two castles in Scotland involves two army lorries transporting over 200 pieces of luggage. And it costs the queen two million pounds a year to maintain the slow Edwardian existance she loves. Using her unique insight to the Royal Family, Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chef ofMajestymagazine, has written not only a fascinating, perceptive account of the life of Britain's best loved Royal, but also a powerful, important account of the twentieth century.
Publisher: London, England : Century : 1999
ISBN: 9780712675611
0712675612
Branch Call Number: 941.084 EL48s
Characteristics: 277p illus

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Dec 10, 2013

The time-line wanders - and the author warns of this in advance. Full of both common and uncommon tid-bits about the Queen Mum, this is more of a fast and fun read rather than a traditional biography.

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