Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters
**Giveaway open to Canada or US residents**
We’re wrapping up the month of March with another giveaway! I have always been a fan of all things royal. And when it comes to royal biographies, there’s one author that stands out — Andrew Morton. From the author of the book, “Diana: Her True Story” comes a brand new glimpse into one of the world’s most famous families.
We’re teaming up with Grand Central Publishing who has graciously offered to give away TWO copies of Elizabeth & Margaret — a newly released biography exploring the complex relationship between two royal sisters. For fans of the Netflix series, The Crown, or for royal watchers everywhere, grab your cup of tea! You’re not going to want to miss this one!
About Elizabeth & Margaret
Perfect for fans of The Crown, this captivating biography from aNew York Times bestselling author follows Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret as they navigate life in the royal spotlight.
They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward Vlll decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Forever more Margaret would have to curtsey to the sister she called ‘Lillibet.’ And bow to her wishes.
Elizabeth would always look upon her younger sister’s antics with a kind of stoical amusement, but Margaret’s struggle to find a place and position inside the royal system—and her fraught relationship with its expectations—was often a source of tension. Famously, the Queen had to inform Margaret that the Church and government would not countenance her marrying a divorcee, Group Captain Peter Townsend, forcing Margaret to choose between keeping her title and royal allowances or her divorcee lover.
From the idyll of their cloistered early life, through their hidden war-time lives, into the divergent paths they took following their father’s death and Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne, this book explores their relationship over the years. Andrew Morton’s latest biography offers unique insight into these two drastically different sisters—one resigned to duty and responsibility, the other resistant to it—and the lasting impact they have had on the Crown, the royal family, and the ways it adapted to the changing mores of the 20th century.
Ready to enter? Grand Central Publishing has graciously offered to give away TWO copies of Margaret & Elizabeth to our 52 Book Club readers! This giveaway is open to Canadian or US residents only and will end on Saturday, April 3rd 2021 at midnight. Enter using the widget below (or by clicking here!)