Town & Country: The Queen: A Life in Pictures (Hardcover)

Town & Country: The Queen: A Life in Pictures By Victoria Murphy, Stellene Volandes (Foreword by), Town & Country (Editor) Cover Image

Town & Country: The Queen: A Life in Pictures (Hardcover)

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A lavish illustrated biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her storied 70-year reign with 300 extraordinary photographs and insightful commentary by royal journalist Victoria Murphy

“...an invaluable photographic tribute to Britain’s longest serving monarch and to her memorable reign.” —Robert Lacey, historian and biographer

After her succession to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II became respected, celebrated, and beloved around the world. This ultimate commemorative book for all royal waters captures significance of her magnificent reign, as well as the historical context for the contemporary British monarchy.

This collection of powerful photographs showcases the historic, and intimate moments throughout the Queen’s private and public life. Inside readers will find:  
  • Her early years as a young princess including her war years in service  
  • Her personal and familial relationships with her husband, Prince Philip; her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother; her sister Princess Margaret, and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren 
  • Her approach to the royal succession in her later years, with Prince Charles, Prince William, and Kate Middleton taking on ever enlarging roles as working royals 
  • Her coronation—the first to be televised—and the pomp and pageantry of ceremonial events  
  • Her role as a fashion icon with a close look at the stunning Crown Jewels and the Queen’s personal jewelry collection.  
Throughout her rule, with a combination of star power and a profound sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth II steered the British monarchy into the modern era with supreme style and grace. Perfect for fans of The Crown, this elegant tribute which includes burnished gold foil embellishments on the cover, celebrates Britian’s influential leader and longest serving monarch.  
Victoria Murphy has been writing and broadcasting about the British royal family since 2010. She is a contributing editor to Town & Country and a royal contributor to Good Morning America.

Stellene Volandes is editor in chief of Town & Country magazine.

Town & Country magazine is the ultimate resource for a life well lived. It is known for its coverage of leading cultural icons, including the royal family.

Product Details ISBN: 9781950785094
ISBN-10: 1950785092
Publisher: Hearst Home
Publication Date: April 6th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English
“So much of the Queen’s life and career was about the visuals. This luscious coffee-table book is packed with photograph after photograph of Elizabeth in her multiple roles: as happy-go-lucky princess, solemn heir to the throne, bride, impossibly young monarch and all the way through to her latter days as a grandmother to the world. Journalist Murphy supplies useful contextual notes, but the pictures are the stars. They tell us everything we need to know about exactly what we have lost.”
—Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian

“A visual delight, teeming with gorgeous photographs. Victoria Murphy studies every facet of Her Majesty's legacy, creating a fascinating portrait of the Queen's impressively long reign and the dedication she has brought to her duties. This beautiful book is a must-have for all royal lovers." 
—Elizabeth Holmes, New York Times bestselling author of HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style

“Queen Elizabeth II from a refreshing new perspective. Victoria Murphy's compelling portrait of Her Majesty – and her analysis of a life-long devotion to duty – is a fitting tribute to the monarch we think we know so well.”
—Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine

“Queen Elizabeth II once said, ‘I have to be seen to be believed.’ Well, here is Her Majesty in all her glory—and in delightful personal detail, too. Victoria Murphy has created an invaluable photographic tribute to Britain’s longest serving monarch and to her memorable reign.”
—Robert Lacey, historian and biographer