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The Queen Mother by William Shawcross
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Oct 17, 10

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Read from September 12 to October 17, 2010

This book started out as a bang for me. The Queen Mum was way more fascinating then I anticipated or remembered about her. Towards the end the book starts to lose itself. Entire chapters (which are not short) were devoted to her charity work and travels. Although, on the surface this seems like a good thing to write about it, it knocks the entire book out of chronological order for a very dull side road---especially as they had been peppered through out the previous 600 pages. Interesting enough she had political views, forgiving and never let first impressions scare her...otherwise she would have always feared Churchill. Speaking of Churchill he SHINES in the book. I found myself highlighting whole pages of gems and even learned something new.
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message 1: by Anne (new)

Anne Thanks, Jessica, it sounds like one I might like to read, and that is a compliment to your review because I am very selective what I read because I don't have much time.
Thanks so much, Anne

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