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Dozens of books have been released this year to celebrate all aspects of the Diamond Jubilee. Here are the 6 of the best picked by Emma at Book-ish.


The Treasures of Queen Elizabeth

by Tim Ewart
This stunning hardback comes in its own gift box and features 15 historical documents from key moments in the Queen’s reign. From the design for her wedding dress to a garden party invitation, the draft of her first speech and her recipe for drop scones, this lavishly-illustrated book must be the book for the Jubilee year.


Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times

by Sarah Bradford

Royal biographer Sarah Bradford has collected such a wealth of material from her Royal research that she has an entire store room for it. She writes this book from a well-authorised standpoint and analyses the Queen’s reign in the context of the times she has lived through, looking in depth at the wars, tabloid headlines and prime ministers.


The Queen: Diamond Jubilee Book

by Richard Brassey

One of very few Jubilee-related books aimed at children, Richard Brassey has translated Royal facts and stories into a colourful, highly illustrated compendium to help children understand the Jubilee’s significance.



I Never Knew That About Royal Britain

by Christopher Winn

This is the ultimate guide to some of the people, places, events and corgis that have been connected with the crown throughout history. A book to dip in and out of, with its facts displayed in bite-size chunks interspersed with pictures.



Elizabeth: The Diamond Jubilee

by Jennie Bond

Written by Jennie Bond the BBC’s Royal correspondent for 14 years, this colourful hardback contains over 250 photographs from Her Majesty’s reign, as well as providing a unique insight into special occasions such as Princess Anne’s wedding and the Queen’s 50th birthday.



The Queen: The Diamond Jubilee

by Debrett’s

Debrett’s, Britain’s leading authority on the Royal family since 1769, has put together the ultimate guide to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Includes trivia about Her Majesty’s teenage years, favourite portrait and tiara designer, as well as her relationship with Prince Philip, her family and the British public.

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