Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Diamond Queen

Kudos to Newsweek for The Diamond Queen, a 100 page special publication that commemorates Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne.  The glossy publication includes historical photographs as well as 21 pages devoted to the Jubilee .. and I am in that crowd!!

The book is divided into four sections: The Media Monarch, the Real Elizabeth, Inside the Monarchy and Culture Queen.  The essays were written by journalists and historians, including Piers Morgan, Robert Lacey, Victoria Mather, Simon Schama, Tom Sykes, Andrew Roberts and Robin Givhan.

There are articles on politics, fashion, the arts, the queen's family,  Catherine, and the queen's relationship with the late Diana, Princess of Wales (just to sell a few copies, I suppose.)

When I was in London I saw more than a dozen magazines commemorating the Diamond Jubilee (all published before the actual event), and some of these magazines are now showing up at Barnes & Noble, but it is better to get a commemorative magazine that actually includes photos of the events.

The Diamond Queen will be on sale through August 5.The price is $10.99.  Definitely worth the price. 

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