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A brief lif of the Queen

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"The Queen was at the heart of the Diamond Celebrations this week. But how relevant is she in modern day Australia? Rod Quinn discussed with Robert Lacey, author of 'Majesty'."

Please feel free to download my first foray into Podcasting. It is an interview I did with Australian radio host Rod Quinn.

A brief life of the Queen - Book cover

I shall be speaking about the monarchy at the Hilton Bath City Hotel in Walcot Street on May 10 at 7.30pm for an event organised by the Historical Association.

Entry is by ticket, which can be obtained from Mike Short via mikeshort20@btinternet.com or 01225 812945.

The association, which has the Queen as its patron, was founded in 1906 to encourage and support the study and enjoyment of history. The Bath branch dates back to the year of the monarch's birth, 1926.

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For our French readers, Paris Match has published quotes from my new title A brief life of the Queen under the title of "A la mort de Diana, la reine a fait le pire et le meilleur" which translates to 'On the death of Diana, the Q

Queen Elizabeth with her father King George VI who died 60 years ago today of lung cancer, the event which marked her accession

"Robert Lacey, author of A Brief Life of the Queen, says she would have been prepared for the news, even if her father's death from a coronary thrombosis was a shock.

"Her private secretary carried sealed envelopes containing a draft Accession Declaration. She was ready but it was a secret that was shared with few people."

It is said that she reacted stoically, and showed little immediate distress. "She was sitting erect, fully accepting her destiny," Martin Charteris is quoted as saying in Lacey's book. No-one saw any tears."

The Royal Couple

Today sees the third and last of the Daily Mail's serialisation of my new book A brief life of the Queen under the title;

"The Queen, a Spice Girl and a cheeky parlour game at Balmoral: An intriguing peek behind the curtains at 60 years of royal family life"

A brief life of the Queen is available from our Amazon.co.uk page.

Tyres

Today’s Daily Mail carries the second instalment of their adaptation of my new book “A Brief Life of the Queen” under the headline of;

“Changing greasy tyres, knitting socks and the making of a very modest Monarch"
"In this major series on the Queen, an eminent royal author reassesses her formative years and reveals how a singular lack of ego became the secret of her greatness”



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