Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Elizabeth the Queen: the Life of a Modern Monarch

Author: Sally Bedell Smith
Genre: Life
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Biography
Number of pages: 663
Time period: Mostly 1950’s - present
My overall opinion: It was pretty good! I really enjoyed learning about Elizabeth II. I think I’d like her. One quote that the book quoted from a man called Callaghan (one of her prime ministers): “What one gets is friendliness but not friendship.” After finishing this book, I think that that describes her perfectly. Anyway, it was interesting and well-written; not too many political details (which would have made it

boring to me), and not flippant either. I recommend it if you want to learn more about Queen Elizabeth II.


Katelyn said...

I really enjoy reading about monarchs; this sounds interesting!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

That's a great quote! Thanks for sharing, I'd like to read this one.

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Very pro monarchy and protective of the Queen, this book nevertheless provided some remarkable insights into the inner workings of the British royal family.