The Daily Life of the Queen: An Artist's Diary
240 pp. Color illustrations throughout text. "Never before have outsiders been given permission to be with the monarch throughout an entire year, recording every aspect of her life as Queen. The painter Michael Noakes and the writer Vivien Noakes have been granted access to record both the public and the hitherto unknown behind-the-scenes working life. Just what does go on as the Palace prepares for the Queen's public appearances? How relevant are these appearances to the daily life of ordinary people? Is there still a role for the monarchy in the new millennium? As the authors ask these questions, the reader will share their exploration of an extraordinary and fascinating life. The book is filled with human glimpses, with the triumphs as well as the hiccoughs. It covers every engagement and every working responsibility which are the Queen's throughout the year, with a commentary on their meaning and significance. The illustrations, in watercolour, charcoal, oil and pencil, evoke the atmosphere and provide the setting. The book is an extraordinary insight into the monarchy as an institution, and into the life of the woman who fulfils the role. The Queen is the living embodiment of our history and heritage. In many ways her role echoes the greatness of our past, as well as representing the state of Britain today and for the future. At times admiring, always questioning, this important and perceptive book will appeal to both supporters and critics of the monarchy, visitors and nationals alike."Keywords: GOVERNMENT POLITICS POLITICAL FIGURE ROYALTY QUEEN MONARCH ROYAL MAJESTY ELIZABETH
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11009186982X
Book Description Ebury Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Michael & Vivien Noakes (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M009186982X