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A fine tribute to a great lady
on 9 January 2013
I think it's us, the British people who can count our blessings at having such a blessed Queen and later, a Queen mother.
William Shawcross really has performed an excellent job of assembling and editing these extremely entertaining letters, so very well written and filled with humour and wisdom and stretching over such an immense period.
The last letter, published in this very readable book, to the Queen Mother's Grandson, Prince Charles, was written just after her 101st birthday and reveals that she had lost none of her mental faculties. It is a book that can be opened at any page, to be dipped into and whatever letter it discloses can be thoroughly enjoyed; it is also a treasure of a book and one that is a lasting testament to a very great lady.