With previously unpublished material and unique memories from friends and relatives who have long known the Queen, this book looks afresh and in richer depth at her life as princess, glittering, yet isolating. Vivid detail and anecdotes reveal more about her, the era in which she grew up, and the people who shaped her life. Princess traces how an ‘ordinary country girl’ suddenly found herself in the line of succession at the age of ten, upon the abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII. After her accession to the Throne, she would draw on her solid background during the rapidly changing times of her long reign. Out of a little princess, they made a queen.
Published by Lyons Press (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield) and by Lume Books.
Jane Ridley (historian and author of The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII) said: ‘Fascinating. Packed with rich new research. A gripping read.’