The smiles this young girl brought to my face. Whilst many letters she wrote to her mother she could have been writing to her young best friend. She had various nicknames for her and as she said wrote a lot of nonsense to her. However most letters are to one of her government's, and she had several. They were best friends for many years. She told her all her secrets, her dreams, the soldiers who were getting over their injuries from WW1 at the castle in Scotland where she spent much of her time and which ones she fell in love with. As she got older she detailed her social life, the events she loved and the ones she would rather avoid. All examples that any of us would tell our best friend, & in detail! This is the 1st of 4 books of letters written by Queen Elizabeth throughout her live. Well worth a read as I believe letters show the inner soul of a person. I NOW START ON BOOK 2 WITH GREAT INTEREST.