Search Results: "Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Courtly, engaging, down-to-earth letters by a kindly English aristocrat of the old school."
A lifetime of letters by the beloved queen mother reflects a tumultuous century in England. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 3, 1950

"Not for the action-minded child for the more serious reader, rather."
For those who are still fairy-and once-upon-a-time-minded, this story of young Perdita who lived in Elizabe than England and whose wish, when the Pharisees (fairies) gave her one on her birthday, was to see and touch the Queen. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"God save the Queen. She is a human being, and an extraordinary one at that."
A microscopically detailed portrait of the reigning Queen of England. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN MOTHER by William Shawcross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2009

"Tucking scandals neatly under the rug, the author unfurls an exhaustive biography of the Queen Mother, which may leave non-British readers merely exhausted."
Former Sunday Times journalist Shawcross follows up his tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (Queen and Country, 2002) with an extremely lengthy biography of the much beloved Queen Mother. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF THE SEAS by Lynne Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A lovely if incomplete story of animals and humans living together. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Can you imagine living in a city with an enormous elephant seal in residence? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2011

"A very qualified success. (timeline, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9 & up)"
Biographical narrative combines with activities to bring good Queen Bess to life, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II by Nicholas Davies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"Despite a serious final chapter offering prescriptions for reforming the monarchy, the hallmarks of this lightweight biography are wealth, power, sex, scandal, happiness that never lasts, and unnamed sources."
A massive, entertaining, and thoroughly unsophisticated look at the life of a woman the author believes is likely to be one of Britain's last monarchs. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE SCENE by Queen Latifah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Latifah's ode to self-esteem benefits greatly from the companion CD, but the minimal text, with a dashed-off feel and sometimes awkward rhymes, will probably leave the reader wanting more. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl demonstrates her confidence and her mad skills on the playground. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"All 14 entries have a pleasantly retro patina, and even the slightest of them will give your brain a workout."
A gathering of 14 radio plays, each complete with a Challenge to the Listener, celebrates the centennial of the birth of the two cousins who wrote under the Queen byline. Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF ERRORS by Ellery Queen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1999

"But Queen fans will want this posthumous collection regardless."
paper 1-885941-46-6 Ever since Manfred B. Lee, half of the writing team known pseudonymously as Ellery Queen, died in 1971, there's been only one new story about the most durable American detective of the Golden Age—a brief puzzle-tale ghostwritten in 1975 by Edward D. Hoch. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN by Ben Pimlott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1997

"But no one has analyzed these problems with greater acuteness or more sense. (69 b&w photos, not seen)"
An intelligent, understanding, critical, if ultimately admiring study of Elizabeth II and her age, by a Whitbread Prizewinning British historian (Hugh Dalton, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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RIVAL TO THE QUEEN by Carolly Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Uncomplicated characters joust predictably for love and power in a capable but unexceptional historical."
The Virgin Queen has competition for the affections of dashing Robert Dudley in the form of her cousin, lovely Lettie Knollys. Read full book review >