(PRWEB) February 28, 2012
A new Diamond Jubilee book, out this week, reveals how Queen Elizabeth II and her family have come to terms with television during Elizabeth's reign, and also how they have slowly come of age with the cameras, for the most part to good effect.
Written by former Times and Financial Times journalist, Bob Crew - of Gurkha Warriors and The Beheading and Other True Stories fame - this bright and breezy book has some amusing and enlightening gossip and first-hand experiences of Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Barclays Bank and the Spitting Image TV programme (being allegedly ' insulting' to the Queen of England), and John Lennon and the Beatles in relation to the Queen, including Paul McCartney having won a Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Prize for a schoolboy essay that he wrote in 1954, honouring the Queen, decades before he wrote his famous Beatle's love song for her.
John Cleese, Barry Humphries and the late Peter Cook, Spike Milligan and Eamonn Andrews also feature in this television history of the Queen of England on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee this year, as does the fictional Queen of England, Helen Mirren. Many of the royals and TV celebs featured in Bob Crew's book have either been known to him personally, or he has otherwise had occasion to work with them, having also had occasion to interview HRH Prince Charles for a previous book that he has written (now in its third edition).
This is a highly original and completely different kind of Diamond Jubilee book - currently in the bookshops and on Amazon - providing readers, reviewers, gossip columnists and radio/TV interviewers with some very lively and thought-provoking material - a completely new and different take on Queen Elizabeth II and the role of television in her life. The book also includes a chapter featuring a host of beautiful stamps covering Queen Elizabeth over several decades.
For further information and a review copy of this colourful and beautifully produced book please contact the publishers, MX Publishing.
RRP £9.99, $16.95
About MX Publishing
One of the leading independent publishers in the UK, MX Publishing are best known as one of the world's largest publishers of Sherlock Holmes books. In 2012 MX have two major books for Diamond Jubilee fans - Britains Television Queen and the stunning autobiography of John Jochimsen called 80 Years Gone In A Flash which features many rare photographs of Queen Elizabeth II as John is one of the few people who were at Treetops at the time Elizabeth became queen.