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Highlighting Queen Elizabeth for Women's History Month

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Queen Elizabeth

Bellaire librarian Mary Cohrs highlights Queen Elizabeth in honor of Women's History Month. The latest biography by Robert Hardman, Queen of the World, offers a new portrait of Elizabeth II. 

I admit it. I am an anglophile. No, it is not one of the illegal activities you hear about in the news; it just means I admire England, its people, and its culture. I have only been to London once, but I just renewed my passport in case another opportunity comes my way to return to England. 

One of the reasons that cause me to admire the English so much is because of one woman, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A lady, a leader, a horsewoman, a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother all rolled up into one formidable woman. Not only has she seen a great deal of history she is part of that history and her attitude toward service to her country is what makes her so interesting and special to me.

With March being Women’s History month, it is fitting that a book on Queen Elizabeth is highlighted. I am pleased to see more and more books published on women’s accomplishments through history and the recognition of what women have contributed is long overdue. But at 92 and still going like the Energizer Bunny, Queen Elizabeth keeps on going.

The latest biography by Robert Hardman, Queen of the World, offers a new portrait of Elizabeth II. Hardman writes for the Daily Mail in London and has covered aspects of royal life for more than 20 years. This book takes us through the Queen’s royal tours, state visits to London by other world leaders providing an insight into her leadership in the evolution of the Commonwealth. We often hear about Royal commitments and this book offers a knowledgeable view of what that truly means a study of a working monarchy.

Take time this month to discover this book and other books about women. Librarians already have their displays ready for browsing.


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