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Sixty Glorious Years: Our Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee 1952-2012

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Since Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne sixty years ago Britain has seen huge social, political and economic change. As her people have celebrated the highs and mourned the lows, she has remained a constant and stable figure at the head of the world's most famous Royal Family. Through 12 Prime Ministers, four recessions, wars and a technological revolution, the Qu ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Haynes Publishing UK (first published March 1st 2012)
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
Aug 10, 2012 Meg - A Bookish Affair rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2012
This book is a collection of photographs from Queen Elizabeth II's life from the archives of the Daily Mail, the famous London newspaper. Queen Elizabeth was never supposed to be queen. When she was born, she was third in line to the throne and her uncle was to be king. Then he abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. So Queen Elizabeth's father became king. When he died, Queen Elizabeth became well... Queen Elizabeth.

The Daily Mail obviously followed the Queen very closely. Thi
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May 04, 2012 meg rated it really liked it
An excellent, short (coffee table) photo album, highlighting some of her memorable milestones from childhood up to the summer of 2011.

The book is divided into chapters, mostly made up of the photographs. At the beginning of each chapter, it highlights the years in which the pictures were taken and gives a brief overview (about a page) of what happened in those years.

Overall, it's a book of photos to just sit back and enjoy. If you're looking for a book with in-depth information about what she
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Interesting look back.
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Created in honor of the Queen's Diamond (60th) Jubilee in 2012, this photographic history of Elizabeth II's life, is drawn from the files of the Daily Mirror, which tells you immediately what you are getting: a lavish spread of official (and taken-at-official-event) photographs of the queen.

Like many souvenir books, though, it is only modestly satisfying. This is an homage to the queen. Virtually all the photos are either official posed photos or pictures taken at public events. You get a clear
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