Sunday, June 3, 2012

BW23: Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II: Portraits by Cecil Beaton 

This week is Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. It's been 60 years since her coronation on June 2, 1953. Last Tuesday I happened to catch on tv The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric which was actually quite fascinating and made me want to find out more. There are a couple book lists available online  here and here.  Prince Phillip's biographer Philip Eade wrote an article for The Telegraph documenting the best books celebrating Queen Elizabeth's life.   One author who is mentioned several times in various articles is Ben Pimlott, a British historian who wrote 

The Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth II has a wonderful synopsis about Queen Elizabeth's life along with a gallery of photos from her life.  Plus, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee online store offers a variety of books and dvds about Elizabeth's life.  Have fun learning all about her life like I did. 

Congratulations to her royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II 

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  1. I had an "off" sort of month and haven't been paying attention to his blog for a while. Hopefully, I'll be getting back on track!

  2. A little behind in recording my books. #23 "Snow Treasure" by Marie McSwigan; #24 "The Burning Bridge" and #25 "The Icebound Land" both byJohn Flanagan.

  3. I finished Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels, A Deadly Chocolate Pi by Cynthia Gallant-Simpson and three others.

    I've surpassed my 52 and have completed the A to Z Mini Challenge (woot)

    still trying for "one a week"

  4. Great post! We just came home from a carillon concert held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in honor of the Queen.

  5. Congratulations indeed to HRH!

    I am thinking of reading one of the royal biographies but not sure which one yet!

  6. Hi Robin,
    I forgot to put my link in for Week 23. My review is at Just Books. The book I read is.....

    Ugly to Start With by John Michael Cummings

    Have a great day!

    Just Books


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