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Elizabeth the Queen

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Elizabeth the Queen, Sally Bedell-Smith, book reviewElizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell-Smith was one of the many books about the monarchy which was reduced in the Kindle Jubilee sale earlier this. Unsurprisingly, it is a biography of Queen Elizabeth II, covering her childhood up to almost the present, ending in 2011 as she approached her Diamond Jubilee year in 2012.

As an American, Bedell-Smith is immediately different to the British biographers I have previously read. She could perhaps be able to take an “outsiders” view of the Queen and the monarchy, not being a subject of the Queen, but in all honesty this is not an angle which she explores. Her style is generally respectful, and she seems to be one of the many Americans who love the British royal family, despite being proud of being a republic themselves.


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