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Do Let’s Have Another Drink: The Singular Wit and Double Measures of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

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Gareth Russell weaves together anecdotes, firsthand accounts, and historical details, painting a vivid picture of the Queen Mother's life and the vibrant world she inhabited. She, like her daughter, had a great belief in "doing one's duty" and continued to participate in royal duties until just a few months before her death. She lived through tough times and was pushed into the role of queen by the abdication of her brother-in-law, Edward VIII. First line: When Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was born in the summer of 1900, Queen Victoria was the British monarch. Elizabeth never forgave either of them as it meant her shy, anxious husband with the speech impediment was suddenly thrust into a role he had not really been prepared for.

So if you're thinking this is some quirky take on The Queen Mother, know that you're in for an exceptionally good biography of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. I enjoyed this well written biography of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, which provides an anecdote for every year of her long life. She was something of an "it girl" and had no interest in giving up her partying lifestyle for a life of duty and being in the public eye.He later claimed that he couldn't quite remember doing the Baptism and whether he cited the baby's name correctly during the ceremony.

Now, Do Let’s Have Another Drink recounts 101 (one for each year of her remarkable life) amusing and astonishing vignettes from across her long life, including her coming of age during World War I, the abdication of her brother-in-law and her unexpected ascendance to the throne, and her half century of widowhood as her daughter reigned over the United Kingdom. Educated at Oxford University and Queen’s University, Belfast, Gareth Russell is a historian, novelist, and playwright.So we don't have turgid brain-numbing nonsense about Who Was Married To or Descended From Who, or a mention of every single Girl Guide the QM met, or every supermarket or jumble sale she opened. If you watch The Crown , none of this wit and fizz makes an appearance, which is a shame (if watch The Crown got should also listen to this, I beg of you). The title comes from her fondness for drink and her use of that expression when she wanted to turn the conversation away from a topic she had no wish to discuss.

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