The Crown

The Crown

The Official Companion. Volume 1, Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of A Young Queen (1947-1955)

Book - 2017
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The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills

Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen.

As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marria≥ her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her rebellious sister embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top.

Written by the show's historical consultant, royal biographer Robert Lacey, and filled with beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills, The Crown: The Official Companion: Volume 1 adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here is Elizabeth II as we've never seen her before.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2017]
Characteristics: 322 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781524762285
Call Number: 941.085 LACEY


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JeffcoBooks Jan 03, 2018

This is the companion book to the much lauded series, which earned nods for Best TV series, drama and Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

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Dec 12, 2018

If you're anything like me, when you're watching historical fiction, do you wonder "is this true? If so, then this is is the book for you while you are watching Season 1 of The Crown. This was a great book! And it is so nice to have nearby while watching the show. I enjoyed being able to thumb through the book and look at comparison photos. Much better than Wikipedia!! ;) This is a beautiful book. Highly recommend.


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