The Queen by Andrew Morton
Genre: Biography | Non-Fiction
When it comes to royal biographers, Andrew Morton is the name that first springs to mind. In his new book, The Queen: Her Life, Morton gives a comprehensive and definitive account of Queen Elizabeth II’s legendary reign. Whether you’re a long time royal enthusiast, or just looking for a read to remember and honor a much-loved Queen, this book will make a beautiful addition to your bookshelf.
One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Queen by Andrew Morton, courtesy of Grand Central Publishing who are generously sponsoring this giveaway! This biography releases November 15, 2022. Enter below.
About the book:
(From the back cover) Painfully shy, Elizabeth Windsor’s personality was well suited to her youthful ambition of living quietly in the country, raising a family, and caring for her dogs and horses. But when her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated, she became heir to the throne—embarking on a journey that would test her as a woman and queen.
Ascending to the throne at only 25, this self-effacing monarch navigated endless setbacks, family conflict, and occasional triumphs throughout her 70 years as the Queen of England. As her mettle was tested, she endeavored to keep the monarchy relevant culturally, socially, and politically, often in the face of resistance from inside the institution itself. And yet the greatest challenges she faced were often inside her own family, forever under intense scrutiny; from rumors about her husband’s infidelity, her sister’s marital breakdown, Princess Diana’s tragic death, to the recent departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Now in The Queen, renowned biographer Andrew Morton takes an in-depth look at Britain’s longest reigning monarch, exploring the influence Queen Elizabeth had on both Britain and the rest of the world for much of the last century. From leading a nation struggling to restore itself after the devastation of the second World War to navigating the divisive political landscape of the present day, Queen Elizabeth was a reluctant but resolute queen. This is the story of a woman of unflagging self-discipline who will long be remembered as mother and grandmother to Great Britain, and one of the greatest sovereigns of the modern era.
Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing for generously sponsoring today’s giveaway!
GIVEAWAY RULES: Giveaway open to US and Canada residents only. The giveaway will run from November 13, 2022 until November 16, 2022 at midnight (PST.) One (1) winner will receive a copy of The Queen by Andrew Morton. Book has been generously provided by and will be shipped by Grand Central Pub.
Want to grab a copy for yourself? You can purchase a copy of The Queen here.