Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
A great snapshot of what life was like in the 1950s and how the Coronation impacted on the nation, Written by Jane Hampton who seems to have a gift in delivery the facts in a very interesting way, as proved by her other books on the Olympics and Girl Guides. Highly recommended if you want that extra insight into this period and the Coronation.
Nice to be gently reminded of how things were in the "good old days" but failed to capture the excitement and the manner in which everyone became heartily involved. There were no churlish dissenting factions, as there were for the Diamond Jubilee, despite the fact that the average Brit was far worse off in the post-war period than in the current "hard times". Accounts of the way in which hardy spectators braved the awful overnight weather for a glimpse of the Queen and the procession were very good.
This book is a time machine that takes you back into a world so many people today don't understand or don't know much about. I love the detailed account portraying a country and its Queen - the beginning of a relationship.
an interesting collection of facts surrounding the events of the coronation in 1953. However, the information about "the heavily pregnant 24 year old Margaret Thatcher, and how she saw the procession, needs revising. Margaret Thatcher was the same age as the Queen, her senior by only a few months, and as the Queen was 27 years old by June 2 1953, Margaret Thatcher must also have been more than 24 years old!