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- Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 27.99
Reporting from war zones around the globe, acclaimed journalist William Shawcross gives us an unforgettable portrait of a dangerous world and of the brave men and women, ordinary and extraordinary, who risk their lives to make and keep the peace. The end of the Cold War was followed by a decade of regional and ethnic wars, massacres and forced exiles,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.50
The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles, and the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon?the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore?s ten children?was born on August 4, 1900, and,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 22.03
Written with complete access to the Queen Mother?s personal letters and diaries, William Shawcross's riveting biography is the truly definitive account of this remarkable woman, whose life spanned the twentieth century. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon,the youngest daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was born on 4 August 1900. Drawing on her... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 30.99
William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in September 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success.One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeth's insightful, witty private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times described her letters as "wonderful . . . brimful of liveliness and irreverence,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 1.28
?Enchanting, often moving and sometimes hilarious? Daily Mail Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, the Queen Mother?s letters give readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. Here, in her own words, is the woman who brought a sense of ease and fun into the public and private lives of the... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 1.28
?Enchanting, often moving and sometimes hilarious? Daily Mail Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, the Queen Mother?s letters give readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. Here, in her own words, is her grief at the tragically early death of the King in 1952 and her determination... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.95
One of the revelations of William Shawcross's official biography of the Queen Mother was her private correspondence. Indeed the Sunday Times described her letters as 'wonderful ... brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness.' Queen Elizabeth was a prolific correspondent from her earliest childhood and her letters offer readers... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03
Originally published in 1985, four years after its author's untimely death, Love and Freedom is the unforgettable story of Rosemary Kavan, an Englishwoman whose marriage to a Czech led her to experience life in post-war Prague, from early optimistic years, through the nightmare of the Stalinist purges, up to the 'Prague Spring' and its aftermath.... more...