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Elizabeth: Celebration in Photographs

Elizabeth: Celebration in Photographs

Author Jennie Bond

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Hardback
224 pages
286 x 236mm
Published May 2013
ISBN 9781780973494
Book Summary

In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II will mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne, a diamond jubilee that this book, written by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond, commemorates. On February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, became Queen on the death of her father, King George VI. The reign that was to see major changes both in the country and Commonwealth and in the role of the monarchy began far away from Britain in a game reserve in Kenya.

Elizabeth: The Queen's Life and Reign, looks at this remarkable period in the history of Britain's monarchy in lavish and fascinating detail, featuring over 240 photographs. Constantly under scrutiny ever since she took the throne, this book presents a balanced and absorbing account of the Queen's life and of her role as the head of state in a country and a world that have changed almost beyond recognition in the 60 years since she inherited the throne.

Author Bio

Jennie Bond joined the BBC in 1977 following five years as a newspaper reporter. She became a television reporter in 1988 and Royal Correspondent in 1989. As well as presenting the Six O'Clock News and other bulletins, she also presented the Today programme on Radio 4 for three years. She has gone on to present various programmes for the BBC, including Cash in the Attic and The Great British Menu. She gives talks about her work worldwide and on the ocean liner QE2 and is a special contributor to Hello! magazine. She lives in London and Devon.

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