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    BY CHRISTOPHER WARWICK Book Number: 70662 Product format: Hardback

    A stupendous brand new Taschen publication has just been published. In honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2013, 60 years on the throne, Bibliophile celebrates the extraordinary private and public life of Her Majesty. Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, for over six decades she has steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of her country, never speaking out of turn or putting a foot wrong. The book tells her remarkable royal story through hundreds of stunning photographs, many previously unseen and sourced from multiple archives in the United Kingdom, including the Royal Collection, Continental Europe, and the United States. These images have it all - history, politics, glamour, fashion, culture, travel, and, of course, hats. As the Queen, she has endlessly travelled the globe, been introduced to every leading icon of the 20th century, including the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe and JFK, attended thousands of receptions and state functions; while concurrently being a mother to four children and under the constant glare of public scrutiny. These photographs cover the early years, coming of age during World War II, becoming a wife, Queen and mother, the Royal Tours, the palaces, the crowds, the weddings, the Royal Family, the Silver Jubilee in 1977 and the later years. God save her indeed! Photographers include Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, Patrick Lichfield, as well as more contemporary work from the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, and many others. Text in English, French and German. A huge 11.4 x 15.6 in., 366 pages in special mailing box. See also Limited Edition designed by Vivienne Westwood by clicking below.

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