PRINCESS by Jane Dismore

July 2018

When the Trust originally met Jane Dismore she was a practicing lawyer and it was her first book The Voice from the Garden which introduced us.  This is the story of Lady Evelyn Cobbold’s daughter Pamela’s marriage into the Hambro family published in 2012 and longlisted for the New Angle Prize for Literature, which is still available from the Trust.  Her next book Duchesses: Living in the 21st Century came in 2014 whereupon she now writes full time.

We have just received from Jane a copy of her latest offering Princess The Early Life of Queen Elizabeth II.  From a large number of excellent reviews we select just three:

“Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend.  Five stars.”  Julie Wilson

“I’ve read several books on Elizabeth.  I found this one to be particularly readable and interesting.  Ms Dismore has an engaging style…the book was like a novel.”  Debra Rojas.

“Absolutely brilliant!  The book covers Elizabeth’s early life to the time of her assuming the throne.  She is such a refreshing person.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of Great Britain, or just loves a good biography.”  Joyce Fox.

Princess traces how an “ordinary country girl” suddenly found herself in line of succession to the Crown at age 10 when her uncle, King Edward VIII abdicated the Throne to his brother Albert (“Bertie” to family and friends), who became King George VI.  Breaking new ground, she was the first female member of the royal family to join the Armed Services full-time and broke tradition by making her son the first Heir to the Throne to attend school rather than being privately tutored.  After her accession to the Throne, she would draw on her solid background during the rapidly changing times of her long reign.  Out of a little princess they made a Queen.

Released initially in America the UK paperback edition is published by Thistle Publishing – more information from their website and the book is available from Amazon.

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