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A massive disappointment,
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This review is from: The Final Curtsey (Hardcover)
On the strength of an excellent write up in The Telegraph and being a keen royalist I purchased this book. What a waste of time! It is poorly written and I found frankly rather self indulgent. Having finished shortly before this the wonderful 1000 page biography on Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, this book came in at what I had expected to be a good complement on sharing a little more about this wonderful woman. The reality couldn't have been more different.
It is written as though for children and I found nothing new within its pages. Perhaps if I wasn't well read already about the Royals I may have found it more satisfying. Firstly, I had never expected a slim volume, large print and very little content. The book can easily be read in an hour or two. I finished it feeling I had learned little apart from what appeared unfortunately as if the writer was trying to make the most of her connection with Royalty. I don' believe this was her intention but comments like 'I didn't see the need for education as I was already well read' seemed a trifle bizarre.
Ultimately it was a massive disappointment and grossly overpriced. I am not suprised in the slightest to find it has already been drastically reduced.