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someonelikeyou 01-11-2013 01:56 PM

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.

NGalitzine 01-11-2013 02:20 PM

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.

someonelikeyou 01-11-2013 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by NGalitzine
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.

scooter 01-11-2013 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by someonelikeyou (Post 1504065)

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.

someonelikeyou 01-11-2013 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by scooter

'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!

scooter 01-11-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by someonelikeyou (Post 1504181)

Do you have any alternative recommendations? Thanks!

Yes, when I get home tomorrow, I will send you some. Happy new year to all!

someonelikeyou 01-11-2013 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by scooter

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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