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Old 01-11-2013, 12:56 PM
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Recommendations for biography of Queen Mother

I am looking at two biographies of the Queen Mother:

"The Queen Mother: The Official Biography" William Shawcross
"The Queen Mother" Lady Colin Campbell

Any suggestions on which to choose?

Also, just finished a biography of Queen Victoria's daughters (by Jerrold Packard). It was a good historical overview of QV's family.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:20 PM
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I would avoid anything written by "Lady"Colin Campbell unless you are a devotee of writing at the level of People magazine and grocery store tabloids.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:25 PM
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I would avoid anything written by "Lady"Colin Campbell unless you are a devotee of writing at the level of People magazine and grocery store tabloids.
Ooh... That's good to know! Definitely not my style.
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Ooh... That's good to know! Definitely not my style.
'Lady' Colin Campbell's book is poisonous. Shawcross' is basically a travel-log. "then her Majesty greeted the Mayor of Johannesbug wearing a peach chiffon dress by Hartnell". It makes a nice doorstop.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:17 PM
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'Lady' Colin Campbell's book is poisonous. Shawcross' is basically a travel-log. "then her Majesty greeted the Mayor of Johannesbug wearing a peach chiffon dress by Hartnell". It makes a nice doorstop.
Do you have any alternative recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:33 PM
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Do you have any alternative recommendations? Thanks!
Yes, when I get home tomorrow, I will send you some. Happy new year to all!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:14 PM
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Yes, when I get home tomorrow, I will send you some. Happy new year to all!
Thank you! And Happy New Year to you as well.
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