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Do Let’s Have Another Drink: The Singular Wit and Double Measures of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

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She saw her husband as he had to take on the mantle of King of England when his brother abdicated to marry Wallace Simpson. A biography written in a new format which makes it interesting and chatty, sees the lady from a more human and emotional view. Throughout this book, you will laugh at her wit, and at times, feel saddened by the inevitable passing of time. I found that she picked up on the accents and cadences of the royals without feeling like an actor, and captured a lot of emotion without distracting.First line: When Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was born in the summer of 1900, Queen Victoria was the British monarch.

So if you're thinking this is some quirky take on The Queen Mother, know that you're in for an exceptionally good biography of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. This left it sort of unbalanced after the informative chapters of her youth and the middle heavy with war and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. There are a few typos in this book, including this quote by Churchill: “ Battle of Britain during the worst days of the Blitz, when the RAF’s victory prompted Churchill’s famous remark, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed to so many by so few. It was also like reading a lot of gossip about a lot of people I had never heard of (and a few I had). The stories included in this book range from utterly hysterical to gut-wrenching, with every other emotion in between.While some of the anecdotes are light and entertaining, others address popular myths and misconceptions about the Queen Mother, including the rumors about her parentage and family history. I did appreciate the considerations raised about the sexism faced by the Queen Mother (and other female members of the royal family) that was often exacerbated by the media. There are some fascinating bits about her ancestral home, the much-haunted Glamis Castle in Scotland. Diana Mitford Mosley and the QM did NOT get along, not only because of their politics but because Diana was great friends with Wallis, "that woman".

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