London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Biographer offers royal insight
Published: Saturday 8th of August 2009
A 1,000-page book is soon to hit the shelves which documents the life of the Queen Mother.
William Shawcross, an official royal biographer, was given access to a host of papers in order to compile the book.
"She wrote marvellous letters, from the age of ten to 100, and had marvellous handwriting and a marvellously clear jubilant voice," he revealed on his publisher's YouTube page.
Much of the book is based on secret transcripts compiled before the Queen Mother died in 2002, with Prince Charles believed to have been among those involved in compiling it.
It will go on sale on September 17th and is expected to contain her thoughts on a number of pressing issues, including the late Princess Diana.
Experience the best tourist attractions in London for free with a London Pass.
Written by Jessica Martin
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Monday 18th of February 2013 Westminster Abbey is one of the capital's premier attractions.
Monday 18th of February 2013 The Original London Sightseeing Tour is one of the best ways to get around a number of London attractions quickly.
Sunday 17th of February 2013 People seeking things to do in London could opt for a trip to Wembley Stadium - one of the capital's best sporting attractions.
Saturday 16th of February 2013 Art lovers looking for things to do in London will not want to pass up on the opportunity to see Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at the Tate Modern.
Tuesday 12th of February 2013 When in London, enjoy the Rock n Roll Walking Tour.
Monday 11th of February 2013 Visitors to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre will be taken on an intriguing trip back in time to the rowdy London of Elizabethan England.
Monday 11th of February 2013 Enjoy HMS Belfast, one of the top London attractions.
Wednesday 6th of February 2013 The British Music Experience is hosting an exhibition to mark the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Jam.
Tuesday 5th of February 2013 The Royal Albert Hall is to host the fantastic opera Carmen from February 21st until March 3rd.
Monday 4th of February 2013 When it comes to London attractions, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is one of the most exciting for sports fans.
Friday 1st of February 2013 Mingle amongst the stars of TV and film at Eltham Palace.