• Great Britain

Queen Elizabeth II

A Photographic Portrait
Author: Philip Ziegler,Emma Blau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500543887
Category: Great Britain
Page: 255
View: 6111
A photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, from her first official photograph as a baby in 1926 to her greeting President Obama at Buckingham Palace in 2009. It captures the Queen in a variety of poses, from formal photographs as a working monarch, to intimate portraits relaxing with her family at Balmoral and Windsor. The work of over twenty photographers is presented in this book, many of whom were or are the leading portrait photographers of their generation, including Cecil Beaton, Yousef Karsh, Lord Snowdon and Jane Bown.

    • Great Britain

Queen Elizabeth II

Her Life in Our Times
Author: Sarah Bradford
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0670919128
Category: Great Britain
Page: 305
View: 4420
Elizabeth II has lived through the Abdication, the Blitz and World War Two, the sex and spy scandals of the swinging sixties, the Cold War and the nuclear threat and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. She has known 11 US Presidents including JFK and Ronald Reagan, and other world leaders like President Mandela and Pope John XXII. Her Prime Ministers have ranged from Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, the last only ten years older than her grandson. Her own family experiences, a mixture of happiness and crisis, weddings and divorces, and, in the case of Diana, violent death, have been lived in the glare of tabloid headlines. More than 2 billion people watched the wedding of her grandson Prince William to Catherine Middleton in 2010 shortly before she made the first State Visit to Ireland by a British monarch for 100 years. Our world has changed more in her lifetime than in any of her predecessors': the Queen has remained a calm presence at the centre, earning the respect of monarchists and republicans.

    • History

Behind the Throne

A Domestic History of the British Royal Household
Author: Adrian Tinniswood
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465094031
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 4268
An upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II Monarchs: they're just like us. They entertain their friends and eat and worry about money. Henry VIII tripped over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on the alcohol bills. In Behind the Throne, historian Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire, the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands and of ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis. A masterful and witty social history of five centuries of royal life, Behind the Throne offers a grand tour of England's grandest households.

    • Horse racing

Her Majesty's Leisure

How Horse Racing Reveals the Queen
Author: Julian Muscat
Publisher: Racing Post
ISBN: 9781905156863
Category: Horse racing
Page: 256
View: 5945
Published to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 'Her Majesty's Pleasure' is an affectionate portrait of the Queen enjoying her favourite pastime - horse and horse racing.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Future Royal Family

Author: Robert Jobson
Publisher: Overamstel
ISBN: 9781944713225
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 1576
An insightful biography about William and Kate ("the modern royals") and their family by the "Godfather of Royal Reporting"!

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II

Author: Karen Dolby
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451492277
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 4633
A charming collection of quotes and anecdotes celebrating the incomparable Queen of England When we think of the queen, we probably picture a serious, dignified personage complete with majestic hat and matching handbag. But The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II reveals a side of the monarch the public rarely sees, her healthy sense of humor: sometimes silly, sometimes sarcastic—and occasionally unintentional (to guitar legend Eric Clapton: “Have you been playing long?”)! This is a delightful celebration of the queen’s humor revealed through her own words on topics from family and travel to pets and hobbies, as well as stories from the royal household of Britain’s longest-serving monarch. In addition to the queen, other royals get in their two cents, including the famously filterless Prince Philip and the acerbic Princess Margaret, as well as Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

    • Biography & Autobiography

My Husband and I

The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage
Author: Ingrid Seward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471159582
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 6637
With interest in the royal couple at a new peak thanks to the hit TV series The Crown, Ingrid Seward reveals the real story of the marriage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. When a young Princess Elizabeth met and fell in love with the dashing Naval Lieutenant Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, it wasn't without its problems. The romance between the sailor prince and the young princess brought a splash of colour to a nation still in the grip of post-war austerity. When they married in Westminster Abbey in November 1947, there were 3000 guests, including six kings and seven queens. Within five years, as Queen Elizabeth II, she would ascend to the throne and later be crowned in front of millions watching through the new medium of television. Throughout her record-breaking reign, she relied on the formidable partnership she had made with her consort. Now, after 70 years of their marriage, acclaimed royal biographer Ingrid Seward sheds new light on their relationship and its impact on their family and on the nation. In My Husband and I, we discover the challenges faced by Prince Philip as he has had to learn to play second fiddle to the Queen in all their public engagements, but we also get a revealing insight into how their relationship operates behind closed doors. As the years have gone by, there have been rumours of marital troubles, fierce debates over how to bring up their children, and they have had to deal with family traumas - from scandalous divorces to shocking deaths - in the full glare of the public eye. But somehow, their relationship has endured and provided a model of constancy to inspire all around them. This book is not only a vivid portrait of a hugely important marriage, it is a celebration of the power of love.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding Book

Author: Halima Sadat
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1841658243
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 3551
Since the announcement from Kensington Palace that Harry and Meghan had chosen St George’s Chapel on 19 May, 2018 as their wedding venue, the world has been gripped by wedding fever. Pitkin is delighted to publish this new royal souvenir in commemoration of their special day. This is the tale of how the dashing Prince Harry fell in love with and married the beautiful American actress Meghan. It is the celebration of a truly modern love story. This book explores their early years, how they met, and how love culminated in one of the most anticipated weddings the world has ever witnessed. Born on 15 September 1984, Harry, christened Henry Charles Albert David, is the second child of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and younger brother to Prince William. Harry is the fourth grandchild of the Queen and Prince Philip and currently fifth in line to the British throne. His bride Rachel Meghan Markle, known simply as Meghan, was born on 4 August 1981 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Thomas Markle, an Emmy award-winning lighting director of Irish and Dutch descent, and Doria Ragland, an African American psychotherapist and yoga teacher. As an accomplished actress, Meghan fulfilled her childhood dream of being a television star. Meghan has now become one of the senior members of the royal family. With her American nationality and her identity as a mixed-race woman, Meghan introduces something new into the royal family, something that has been described as a ‘breath of fresh air’ that will assist the monarchy in its move towards modernity. With her Prince at her side, we have seen how Meghan has embraced her new role with natural charm and elegance. Despite their differing backgrounds and career paths, the new royal couple are united in their commitment to charitable campaigns and devotion to one another. Their wedding is a reflection of their love and hopes for their future life together.

    • Humor

Gin O'Clock

Gin O’clock: Secret diaries from Elizabeth Windsor, HRH @Queen_UK [of Twitter]
Author: The Queen [Of Twitter]
Publisher: Hodder
ISBN: 1444738968
Category: Humor
Page: 320
View: 8586
For the first time, Her Majesty's diaries are opened... 'Had Mrs 'call me Carole' Middleton on the phone after lunch. Wanting to check 'our outfits don't clash on the big day'. One seriously doubts they would.' Queen of sixteen sovereign nations, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. She's one of the world's most well-known and powerful leaders and has reigned for almost 60 years. She's been privy to every major event and decision. But what does she really think? 'One does enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest. Lovely to be reminded how much more civilised the British are than our European neighbours. Royal Eurovision Fancy Dress Party to celebrate. Unfortunately Camilla misread the invitation as 'Euro-tunnel Fancy Dress Party' and came as a train.' Taking in the momentous events of 2011, including two Royal Weddings, the phone hacking scandal and the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th Birthday Tarts and Vicars Party, these diaries reveal the seldom-seen workings of state and reveal how an octogenarian is quietly ruling the world and still has time for a gin. 'No, Mr Clegg, people born in Libya are not 'Librarians'. twitter.com/queen_uk facebook.com/royalginoclock

    • Biography & Autobiography

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family

A Glorious Illustrated History
Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465449124
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 8379
Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family is a magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and a celebration of the British royal family, from the first English kings through the birth of the queen's second grandchild to Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Highly illustrated with photographs and timelines throughout, Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family tells the story of the House of Windsor and includes events such as the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and profiles on key people such as Princess Diana and Prince Harry. Graphics illuminate details of the queen's personal and private life, vivid photographs highlight important events, special features showcase the royal residences, and timelines untangle the complete history of the kings and queens of England and Scotland, tracing the line of succession to the throne. This gorgeous book is the most complete visual history of Britain's most enduring icon, Queen Elizabeth II, and the royal family.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Harry and Meghan: The Wedding Coloring Book

Author: Teresa Goodridge
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486828565
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 64
View: 8550
Celebrate the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle with 30 illustrations of the couple exchanging vows, waving to well-wishers, riding in a carriage procession, and more.

    • Juvenile Fiction


Author: Steve Wilson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627794050
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 2751
Horace and Hattie are hedgehogs, and the very best of friends. Together, they make daisy chains, splash in puddles, and have tea parties. But there is one thing they can't do—hug! They are just too spiky. Throughout the seasons, these two hedgehogs will try many different ways of hugging. But will Horace and Hattie find a hug that feels just right?

    • History

The Embarrassment of Riches

An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520061477
Category: History
Page: 698
View: 336
Describes the cultural and social milieu of seventeenth-century Holland, where, despite great material wealth and general prosperity, an "anxiety of superabundance" permeated all aspects of the culture

    • Self-Help

How to win friends & influence people

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9352613937
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 6830

    • Biography & Autobiography

Victoria: The Queen

An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Author: Julia Baird
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679605053
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 752
View: 1470
The true story for fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen—a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JANET MASLIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES • ESQUIRE • THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY “Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird’s exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography, brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe’s monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public’s expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother’s meddling and an adviser’s bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping conventional boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security—queen of a quarter of the world’s population at the height of the British Empire’s reach. Drawing on sources that include fresh revelations about Victoria’s relationship with John Brown, Julia Baird brings vividly to life the fascinating story of a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning. Praise for Victoria: The Queen “Fascinating.”—Vogue “In Baird’s deft portrayal, Victoria lives, breathes, and struts before us in all her complexity. . . . On a geopolitical level, Baird’s sweeping historical portrait also illuminates just how interconnected the European royal families were during this time. . . . Historical astuteness aside, the pages gallop along enhanced by titillating morsels of info.”—Esquire “A vivid portrait of one of England’s longest-reigning monarchs.”—Entertainment Weekly “[A] success from start to finish . . . [Baird’s] Victoria is a vivid, visceral creature.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Like the best biographers, Baird writes like a novelist, and her book is crammed with irresistible detail and description.”—The Seattle Times

    • Great Britain

The Queen

Elizabeth II and the Monarchy
Author: Ben Pimlott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007114351
Category: Great Britain
Page: 780
View: 9522
The institution of monarchy in Britain is in deep crisis. Scarcely a day goes by without some new revelation about the private life of some or other of the Royals splashed all over the tabloid newspapers, and public interest in the House of Windsor is more feverish and obssessional than ever. This book takes the Queen seriously as the subject of historical biography, exmaining in depth the influences that formed her or the ideas she represents.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Royals

Author: Kitty Kelley
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446568548
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
View: 3015
Biography of the British royal family; includes new chapter.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Jewels of the Romanovs

Family & Court
Author: Stefano Papi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500517062
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 352
View: 9992
An amazing collection of images of the Romanovs, their world, and their fabulous jewels brings the last years of the dynasty to life

Royal Wedding

The Souvenir Album
Author: Alison James
Publisher: Danann Books
ISBN: 9781912332137
Page: 112
View: 8005
A book to celebrate the wedding of American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as well as looking at previous Royal Weddings.