The Queen: Secrets & Celebrations of Her Majesty is a timely celebration of the nation's treasured monarch, whose Diamond Jubilee takes place in June, to celebrate 60 years on the throne. Currently the second-longest-reigning British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has seen the country through the upheavals of over half a century, and despite peaks and troughs she has come out stronger than ever, her popularity greater than ever. This lavishly illustrated guide takes you through the decades, from the early coronation years and the changing fashions and politics of the sixties and seventies, to her Silver and Golden Jubilees. With stunning photography revealing grand state occasions and royal regalia, along with portraits and more human aspects, this is a real treat for fans of Her Majesty the Queen who has become a regal rock in uncertain times.
Gordon Kerr was born in Scotland and gained a degree in History of Fine Art from Glasgow University. He worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a full-time writer, since when he has written more than thirty books including works on Impressionism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. He has a wife and two children and lives in Hampshire and South-west France.