Thursday, November 11, 2010

New bio on Queen Elizabeth - due in 2012

From Richard Kay's column in the Daily Mail on November 12, 2010:

"Andrew Marr says he is working ‘flat out’ on his ­biography of the Queen which needs to be in the shops in time for HM’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

‘I have already written 85,000 words,’ says Marr, who is also ­making a three-part BBC series about the anniversary. ‘The only way to fit everything in is to get up very early,’ the broadcaster tells me at the Galaxy National Book Awards, where his The­ ­Making Of Modern Britain won the non-­fiction prize.

‘But I have to say writing about the Queen is a serious ­historical book — not some Andrew ­Morton job,’ he says a snooty reference to my old friend ­Morton’s blockbuster on Prince Charles and Diana’s ­marriage that became an ­international ­bestseller and changed the way the royals were reported on."

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