Isabel II, 96 years old and Queen of England for 70, has died. A fundamental figure of the XNUMXth century, it seemed that, due to his longevity and his weight and significance not only in the history of his country, but also in the world, he might live forever. But we know very well that there is another queen above who does have a perennial charge. This is one selection of the many readings written about her, both from her life and from fiction, just to catch a glimpse.
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Queen Elizabeth II. selection of books
The Queen - Andrew Morton
A biography that in Spanish will be published in november and signature Andrew Morton, the author who in 1992 became a bestseller with Diana: her true story, that title that managed to shake the foundations of one of the most stable monarchies in the world. Now expectation multiplies with the disappearance of the queen. And let's not forget that Morton is a specialist in making biographies of people like Madonna, Monica Lewinsky, the Beckhams or Tom Cruise, all with thousands of copies sold.
My husband and I — Ingrid Seward
To the slipstream of huge success of the series of TV The Crown, this book was published with the subtitle All the truth of the marriage of Elizabeth II and Philip of Edinburgh. It analyzes the history of this royal couple from their wedding after the difficult post-war years to the problems that affected them as a couple.
The Windsor Knot — SJ Bennet
One of the most popular titles in recent years, and which has a continuation in A case of three dogs. It is a novel that has the queen as the protagonist. And it is that her figure can fit perfectly with those psuch classic characters from the most british mystery novel, which is the one that signs, of course, Agatha Christie. So we have Elizabeth II as a kind of cross between Miss Marple or the television Jessica Fletcher.
In these stories he wears a double life where, in addition to fulfilling his duties in office, while never neglecting his 5 o'clock tea or his beloved corgis, he has time to solve the most intricate crimes.
En the first title, the celebration of ninetieth birthday of the Queen at Windsor Castle will be tarnished when one of her guests turn up dead in one of the bedrooms of the residence. And in the continuation the queen must discover the relationship between a missing painting and the death of a member of its staff of Buckingham Palace in the fall of 2016 when, in addition, he must face the consequences of the referendum on Brexit, a new prime minister and elections in the United States.
Isabel II. life of a queen —Robert Hardman
Robert Hardman had a unprecedented access to the royal family and the Royal Archives and thus he was able to write this book defined as very complete and original on Elizabeth II, as well as a study on the survival and renewal of the dynastic system.
The Windsor Saga —Jean des Cars
A review of the origins, development and evolution of one of the most popular royal houses in contemporary history and that is also a family with its tragedies and personal dramas. With the halo still impregnated in society by the prestige of queen Victoria, follows from the time King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 for the love of a twice-divorced woman, Wallis Simpson, through the inadvertent reign of his brother, who managed to overcome his stutter, to the very long reign of Elizabeth II.
And at the same time you can see the evolution of that society from gentlemen in bowler hats to the Beatles, passing through the enormous figure of Churchill and coming to the tragic end of Princess Diana to continue with the wedding of Guillermo and Catalina in the most recent years.
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