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The Queen Mother by  Helen Cathcart - Hardcover - Second Impression - 1965 - from Gilt Edge Books (SKU: A2110)

The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother by  Helen Cathcart - Hardcover - Second Impression - 1965 - from Gilt Edge Books (SKU: A2110)

The Queen Mother

by Cathcart, Helen

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London: W.H.Allan, 1965. Aug, 1965 Second Impression. The author ('an expert on Royalty') traces the effects of a strange legacy and we follow the Queen Mother's own personal story in astonishingly little known detail. Here is her delightful family upbringing at St. Paul's Walden Bury, the source of her deep religious convictions, her life in a wartime hospital, her fun with the Glamis ghosts, her firm refusal of the King's son as a would-be husband. We watch her eventual wedding in Westminster Abbey, her royal initiation as Duchess of York....and her attitude to the Abdication crisis that made her Queen is studied for the first time. Wife, mother, grandmother and Queen, hard-working royal professional, art patron, racing enthusiast and friend....every facet of a curiously reticent and complex personality is shrewdly portrayed. A list of illustrations provided. (A generous section of beautiful photos on heavier semi-gloss stock. Photos from 1902 carrying through to 1960) The contents offer fifteen chapters, bibliography and sources. Black boards with gilt title print to spine. Bookplate to fep, name to prelim. Lovely photo dust front and photo back. Dust jacket shows title fade to spine...the photos remain bright. A fresh, bright, square copy of an earlier edition.. Second Impression. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


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The Queen Mother
Cathcart, Helen
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Used - Near Fine
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Second Impression
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HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother British Royalty Royal Biography-British
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