An Intimate Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
Henry Holt 2012
Hardback 368pp Illustrated
9780805094169   Product Code: 24297
England's longest-reigning monarch is an enigma. In public, she confines herself to optimistic pieties and guarded smiles; in private she is wry, funny and an excellent mimic. Here one of Britain's leading broadcasters recounts her childhood, her accession to the throne and her unswerving devotion to duty, and offers a touching glimpse of this 'anti-celebrity, a woman happiest in scarf, old coat and rubber boots, out with her dogs or horses'. American-cut pages.