Elizabeth: Her Life, Our Times: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, by Alan Titchmarsh (From Worcester News)
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Elizabeth: Her Life, Our Times: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, by Alan Titchmarsh
3:05pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in For adults
ELIZABETH: Her Life, Our Times: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, by Alan Titchmarsh, is published in hardback by BBC Books, priced £18.99. Available now.
National treasure, TV presenter and author Alan Titchmarsh OBE celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Using his own personal experiences of meeting the Queen and the royal family, Titchmarsh observes the Queen as woman, mother and monarch while exploring key moments in her reign.
He looks at the good times such as her coronation, world tours, her children and grandchildren's weddings and her Silver and Golden Jubilees, as well as the bad, including her "annus horribilis" of 1992, which saw the end of the marriages of her three eldest children and the Windsor Castle fire, and the death of her daughter-in-law Diana, in 1997.
The ever-changing relationship between the country and its royal family is also analysed and Titchmarsh asks why, in this Diamond Jubilee year, it is stronger than ever.
This book has been meticulously researched, beautifully produced and is packed with photos and wonderful memorabilia. It is the perfect companion to the Queen's Jubilee year.
(Review by Laura Wurzal)