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The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother [Format Kindle]

Lady Colin Campbell

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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was called the 'most successful queen since Cleopatra' and the 'best queen consort ever'. Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy the Duchess of Windsor wrote about 'her legendary charm' and when she died just a few months short of the impressive age of 102, she was covered in praise for a long life well lived. But there was another Elizabeth the Queen Mother behind the smiling granny, and the untold story of the life she really lived is far more fascinating and moving than the authorised version which has been peddled for the eighty eight years since she became royal, and which has formed the basis of all biographies written about her to date. Partly this is because none of the previous authors has had access to many of the sources that Lady Colin Campbell had, largely by virtue of being born into a prominent international family with royal connections, and having married into the ducal family of Argyll, which is also connected to the Royal Family. Those authors who did have access to some of the sources have been careful to follow the 'party line' and have merely hinted at a few of the more intriguing aspects of the Queen Mother's life, though none of the truly fascinating material has even been touched upon. Her sources, all of whom will be revealed in the book itself, include several members of the Royal Family; many Scottish and English aristocrats, and friends and relations of Elizabeth and the other members of the Windsor and Strathmore families.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 5897 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 512 pages
  • Editeur : Dynasty Press (31 octobre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00G8OBP10
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Badly written hatchet job 30 décembre 2014
Par JM Herndon - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
The two stars are for some of the details about Elizabeth's early life, which we re interesting. Overall, however, this book clearly had either no editor, or an extremely incompetent one. People born to one's progeny are not one's ancestors, as she states at one point, and the amount of time between quarter to twelve and twelve minutes past twelve is twenty seven minutes, not seventeen. The author drops irrelevant names constantly, decides something must be true because a friend of a friend of a cousin of a schoolmate said it, while dismissing strong documentation if the document does not support her views. Altogether a waste of time, although the subject is an interesting one.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fascinating ideas 31 mars 2012
Par hyppatia - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I enjoyed reading this well written book with its many insights and historical facts. I have always thought the royals should be subject to DNA tests but too many scandals would ensue and the royal "blood line" must always be perfect so that will never happen. I can thoroughly recommend this as giving a new insight into 20th century history.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Negative reviews on the hardback are unjustified 30 décembre 2012
Par CBP the bookworm - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I bought this book from this page, but when I came back to write a review, it was the hardback link that came up in the searches (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250018978/ ), and the negativity of the reviews startled me. Yes, to some extent the book could be called one-sided - but in my opinion that's primarily in an attempt to counterbalance the "dear sweet lady" side of the Queen Mother that has been promulgated for so long. Lady Campbell's own social credentials are impeccable, and so are her sources for this book. She quotes extensively from diaries, letters to, from, and about the Queen Mother, opinions by those close to her, and both royal and Glamis archives, and the book is well-footnoted. Reviewers who have dismissed this as simply petty and vengeful, from a woman who disliked the Queen Mother, have failed to appreciate the depth of research underpinning this book and the extent to which the quoted sources tell a truer story than has previously been allowed.

There is a certain amount of repetition, primarily as a result of the discursive style in which the book is written, but it's not unbearable. I subtracted a star for that, and for the number of times I found spaces and hyphens omitted (this edition needs a good proof-read!), but I think the content is excellent.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Spiteful and biased. I didn't believe a word of it 18 mars 2015
Par Mark Burton - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I bought this book, thinking it was full of historical facts about The Queen Mother. However, I found it rather a spiteful view towards her and the author did not do a good job referencing actual historical facts, just referencing letters written by people who had an axe to grind with The Queen Mother. Also, the author uses content from supposed conversations spoken many years ago as "actuality in facts", not gossip. I don't consider tabloid writing style such as this book of historical facts...it was more of a gossip rag. I put the book down in disgust after reading halfway through it, not picking it up again.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Sounds like claptrap 6 juin 2015
Par Grushenka - Publié sur Amazon.com
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If, in the first chapter, the author makes such a profound mistake as to call Elizabeth and her younger brother " the two Benjamins" and references it by saying Joseph and his brother were offspring of their father and THEIR MOTHER'S MAID, then I know she doesn't research and knows nothing. MOTHER'S MAID indeed. Better get out Genesis, dear.
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