A personal account of the life and character of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch
This intimate, personal biography of Queen Elizabeth II tells the story of her remarkable life, reign and times, from a perspective unlike any other. Gyles Brandreth writes the Queen’s tale candidly with grace and sensitivity from the view of someone who met her, talked with her and kept a record of those conversations. Brandreth knew the Queen’s husband well and knows the new King and Queen Consort.
Told with authority, a refreshing dose of humour and moving honesty from a totally unique viewpoint, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait is the must-have biography of the longest-serving monarch in English history, of a woman who represented not only her people but stood as an emblem of fortitude and resilience worldwide throughout her long life. Elizabeth II – what was she really like? What made her the person she was?
By GYLES BRANDRETH:
’The writer who got closest to the human truth about our long-serving senior royals.’
Libby Purves, THE TIMES