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5.0 out of 5 stars A 'Diamond' Book, 26 May 2012
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This review is from: Elizabeth: Her Life, Our Times: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration (Hardcover)
In this the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year there will be many publications charting the life of the Queen. However, this book, I feel will stand alone and stand the test of time. Alan Titchmarsh has shown us his passionate loyality and affection for the Queen in a beautifully illustrated book which is divided into the 'decades'of her reign. It begins with a chapter about George VI, her grandfather and the abdication of her Uncle, the Duke of Windsor resulting her in father, the Duke of York becoming King. This is followed by chapters on her Accession, the Cornonation and then the decades up to the present day. Each decade is well illustrated with headings followed by bite sized paragraphs relating to each heading and subjects include family life, births, marriages and deaths as well as some lesser known facts about the Royal Household including the Ladies in Waiting, the Yeomen of the Guard and not forgetting the Corgi's who obviously play an intregal part in Royal day to day life.

In addition, inter-dispersed with all this are key points of interest within each decade such as the introduction of television to our homes in the 50's, the ending of sweet rationing by Sir Winston Churchill so that everyone could enjoy a bar of chocolate in celebration of the Queen's Coronation, the introuduction of the De-Havilland comet, Freddie Laker's Sky Train, the Miners Strike, The Suez Crisis and much more.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and completed it in one day - it was easy to read and I feel is far superior to many of the biographical books on the life of the Queen which can become so 'in depth' that you lose the concept of the sheer enjoyment of the book. This is what I experienced from reading this book - just pure, simple enjoyment - so for me Alan Titchmarsh has ticked all the right Royal boxes and has been 'jubilant' in his book to celebrate this, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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