The Queen Mother and Her Century
An Illustrated Biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on Her 100th BirthdayBook - 2000
To honour the Queen Mother and mark the occasion of her 100th birthday, Dundurn Press is publishing a biography of this remarkable woman in words and pictures. Since her marriage to George VI, the Queen Mother has been a public figure who has always evoked passionate reactions: whether it was the anonymous soldier who vowed "to fight for that little lady," Adolf Hitler who described her as "the most dangerous woman in Europe," or the Canadian journalist who coined the expression "the Queen Mum." A Canadian perspective on a sovereign who created and cultivated a special relationship with Canada informs The Queen Mother and Her Century. The first of many tours of Canada, the Royal Tour of 1939, which gave Canadians our initial opportunity to experience the Queen Mother’s personal magnetism first-hand, is described in detail, along with the many Canadian relationships the Queen Mother has formed since.
The Queen Mother and Her Century is a wonderful album-sized (81/2” x 11”) commemorative keepsake and makes a thoughtful gift for the many admirers of the Queen Mother. The text and 120 colour photographs are complemented by time bars, lists of the Queen Mother’s official tours, associations the Queen Mother is patron of, places that are named after the Queen Mother, and the Royal Family tree.
To honour the Queen Mother and mark the occasion of her 100th birthday, Dundurn is publishing a biography of this remarkable woman in words and pictures.
Looks at the woman who has captivated the world for a hundred years - Queen Elizabeth. This book highlights the Queen Mother's special bond with Canada and Canadians through the years.