Book Review: A Queen for All Seasons: A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee by Joanna Lumley




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You can’t possibly have missed it. The year 2022 marks the Platinum Jubilee, or 70 years on the throne, for Queen Elizabeth II, and many celebrations are planned. In addition, there are several new books but also several new prints of older books. Joanna Lumley has written one of those new books, and it’s described as “A sparkling celebration of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth II for her Platinum Jubilee, including special writings and illuminating insights around key moments in her 70-year reign, introduced and edited by her biggest fan, Joanna Lumley.”

Now, I am not one to give up on books quickly, and I was rather surprised to see so many good reviews for this book. The book highlights moments in The Queen’s life, but the author not only adds her own personal experiences from that time but also makes wide use of quotes from other books. Unfortunately, the reader can only tell the difference by a slightly different font, making it hard to pick up the book again and immediately get back into the flow. This lack of flow was very frustrating and confusing for me, and after about 60 pages, I gave up. This book was meant to be a celebration of The Queen, but I am not seeing anything to celebrate here. There are and will be better books out there about The Queen and her Platinum Jubilee.

A Queen for All Seasons: A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee by Joanna Lumley is out now in the UK and the US.






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