'Masterly... Hugo Vickers's life long immersion in the history and dramatis personae of the Royal Family has certainly paid off... The portrait of the Queen Mother that he gives us here is richly textured and judicious and I doubt will ever be bettered' Selina Hastings, Sunday Telegraph'A bulging plum pudding of insider snippets in the Cecil Beaton tradition, with camp and catty asides laced with worldly wisdom.
.. Vickers has done serious research in some important areas' Robert Lacey, Sunday Times'By turns witty and respectful... An overall portrait which may well be as close as anyone will ever get to the truth' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday'There is a small handful of British Royal biographies which have acquired classic status... To this number must certainly be added Hugo Vickers's life of Elizabeth the Queen Mother. It is a truly magnificent book... Hugo Vickers knows his subject through and through' A.N. Wilson, Country Life
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