The Queen of England And The Unknown Schoolboy - Part 1
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This year (2022) has seen the sad death of the late Queen of England and this Christmas will be the first Christmas without her and her globally famous Queen's Speech at Christmas. This very timely book is a true story and work of faction that is written retrospectively, remembering the Queen of England and what she meant to a great many of her fans and also school children in the UK when she first came to her throne in 1952. England and its new Queen were on a very different planet, as they were likewise in 1953 when she became the first British monarch to let the television cameras into her life and become Britain's Television Queen thereby on a second parallel planet.
These were 1950s planets that have now disappeared, or are fast disappearing, into the mists of time, as has the unforgettable Queen Elizabeth II. The story told in these pages is a very surprising, interesting and historically significant factional narrative. It's not only for the fans of the late Queen who is still fresh in their minds and with a place in their hearts during this first Christmas without her, but also for history buffs, students and lecturers of history and/or literature, lay-readers and bookworms and perhaps even republicans who monitor these affairs.
The narrative is for all who like to touch social and royal history and get the feel of its handshake, written by one of the few authors remaining today who saw the Queen of England in at her televised coronation in 1953. He has now seen her out again this year in his twilight years at her massively televised lying in state and state funeral. It's a most extraordinary tale of social history and also of an unknown family's history and education, revealing how Queen Elizabeth related to and influenced her people when she first came to her throne. There were very different values and attitudes of mind and characters back then, when her fans were very different people indeed.
Author: Bob Crew
Bob Crew is an author of several factual books who is also a former correspondent of The Times and Financial Times newspapers in London, as well as a graduate of the University of London, of which today's patron is Princess Anne. There really are few books of fact or fiction like this one, the story of which is chiefly about an unknown schoolboy and his family during the new reign of Queen Elizabeth II, as she and the 1950s history in question here cast its shadow over them all.
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