| By Thorndike Press Staff |
The end of Queen Elizabeth II’s era may bring some interested readers to your public library. Remember, large print is an easy-to-read format for anyone who wants a break from screen time. The bigger font and fewer words on a page can even help keep readers engaged and awake.
Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II
Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has reigned through more seismic social change than any monarch since 1066. Yet she is not merely hanging on. She is a 21st century global phenomenon commanding unrivaled respect and affection. And now she is preparing for an event without parallel since the reign of Louis XIV: her Platinum Jubilee. Robert Hardman wraps up the full story of one of the undisputed greats in a thousand years of monarchy. It is a portrait of a world leader who remains as intriguing today as the day she came to the Throne at age twenty-five.
Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life (SC)
Sally Bedell Smith
From the author of Elizabeth the Queen comes an illuminating and revelatory new biography of the man who has waited his whole life to be king. The first major biography of Prince Charles in over twenty years brings to life the real man, drawing on extensive access to his inner circle and filled with new insights into his family and his two marriages.
The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown
In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall esteemed royal biographer Penny Junor tells the unlikely and extraordinary story of the woman reviled as a pariah who, thanks to numerous twists of fate, became the popular princess consort. Junor casts her insightful, sensitive eye on the intriguing, once widely despised, and little-known Camilla Parker Bowles, revealing in full, for the first time, the remarkable rise of a woman who was the most notorious mistress in the world.
Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters
They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when their uncle Edward VIII decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Margaret’s struggle to find a place and position inside the royal system was often a source of tension. From the idyll of their cloistered early life, through their hidden war-time lives, into the divergent paths they took following their father’s death and Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne, this book explores their relationship over the years and the lasting impact they have had on the Crown.
Prince Philip Revealed
From his early childhood in Paris among aristocrats and his mother’s battle with schizophrenia to his distinctive military service during World War II and marriage to Elizabeth in 1947, Philip has revealed many faces—father, philanthropist, philanderer, and statesman. Though it took years for Philip to find his place in a royal court that initially distrusted him, he remains one of the most complex, powerful, yet confounding members of Britain’s royal family.
Diana: Her True Story—In Her Own Words
Biographer Andrew Morton has revisited the secret tapes he made with the late princess to reveal startling new insights into her life and mind. This fully revised edition of his groundbreaking biography is the closest we will ever come to an autobiography of Diana, an icon in life and a legend in death.