Phyllida Nash reads Sarah Bradford’s absorbing and authoritative portrait of the Queen’s life and sixty-year reign - complete and unabridged. The Queen’s story is our history: she was not born to be Queen but, a media star since the age of three, she has been the most famous woman in the world for all of our lives. In this definitive account, acclaimed Royal author Sarah Bradford offers a vivid window into the key moments of British and world history during the Queen’s sixty-year reign, a mixture of happiness and crisis, but one defined by her extraordinary love and commitment to Britain and the Commonwealth. Drawing on a unique collection of archives and interviews, interwoven with the latest research, she gives us fascinating insights into Royal life, from wars and political scandal, to the death of Diana and the triumph of Prince William’s wedding to Catherine Middleton.
This is the biography the Queen deserves: remarkable, warm and, above all, inspiring.
©2012 Sarah Bradford (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
There are two books on Elizabeth II released at almost the same time and I read both. If you are only getting one, choose the other one, written by Sally Bedell Smith. The anectdotes in it are better - although they both lay out the same historic material and take a slightly differing view of those events. I found it interesting to read both for those differences.
Some interesting material at the beginning but eventually turned to tabloids for material. Worth listening but not the best bio of the Queen. Denigrates Prince Charles whenever possible.
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