Celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - 1952 - 2022

We will be marking the inspiring seventy-year reign of Britain's longest serving monarch this coming weekend and our bookshelves are beaming with informative reads about Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. We have hand-picked a selection below that showcases some of the best books about Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate this joyous occasion as well as some other interesting relatable reads that we think you will enjoy!


Anne O Brien 3 Books Set ( The Queen's Rival, A Tapestry of Treason, Queen of the North)

Titles In this Set:
The Queen’s Rival:
A Tapestry of Treason:
Queen of the North:

The Queen’s Rival:
The Wars of the Roses storm through the country, and Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, plots to topple the weak-minded King Henry VI from the throne. But when the Yorkists are defeated at the battle of Ludford Bridge, Cecily’s family flee and abandon her to face a marauding Lancastrian army on her own. Stripped of her lands and imprisoned in Tonbridge Castle, the Duchess begins to spin a web of deceit. One that will eventually lead to treason, to the fall of King Henry VI, and to her eldest son being crowned King Edward IV.

A Tapestry of Treason:
1399: Constance of York, Lady Despenser, proves herself more than a mere observer in the devious intrigues of her magnificently dysfunctional family, The House of York. Surrounded by power-hungry men, including her aggressively self-centred husband Thomas and ruthless siblings Edward and Richard, Constance places herself at the heart of two treasonous plots against King Henry IV. Will it be possible for this Plantagenet family to safeguard its own political power by restoring either King Richard II to the throne, or the precarious Mortimer claimant?

Queen of the North:
1399: England’s crown is under threat. King Richard II holds onto his power by an ever-weakening thread, with exiled Henry of Lancaster back to reclaim his place on the throne. For Elizabeth Mortimer, there is only one rightful King – her eight-year-old nephew, Edmund. Only he can guarantee her fortunes, and protect her family’s rule over the precious Northern lands bordering Scotland. But many, including Elizabeth’s husband, do not want another child-King.

The Crown: The Official History Behind the Hit NETFLIX Series: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II, 1956-1977

 In this eye-opening companion to Netflix's acclaimed series The Crown, renowned biographer and the show's historical consultant, Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama.

Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political and personal moments and their effects - not only on the royal family, but also on the world around them. From the Suez Canal Crisis and the US/Russia space race to the legacy of the Duke of Windsor's collaboration with Hitler, along with the rumoured issues with the royal marriage, The Crown provides a thought-provoking insight into the historic decades that the show covers, revealing the truth behind the on-screen drama.

Extensively researched and complete with beautifully reproduced photographs, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of the Queen.

Prince Philip and Elizabeth A Pictorial Tribute (Duke of Edinburgh) Hardback

Queen Elizabeth is the most popular and successful monarch in British history and at her side, since their wedding in 1947, has been her husband, Prince Philip. This portrays the extraordinary life of a remarkable woman, her long and successful marriage to the Duke Of Edinburgh. and the family-much loved by the British nation, the Commonwealth and the world at large. The enormous zeal she sustains for the state and public occasions she attends, the moments of privacy she shares with her family and her ability to make every occasion special for those that meet her in Britain and around the world set her apart s a monarch who combines traditional role of royalty while adapting the needs and expectations of the modern era.

Elizabeth was only twenty-five years old when she pledged her life to the service of her people. This book, beautifully illustrated from the archives of Daily Mail, shows the undoubted fulfilment pledge.

Andrew Marr Collection 3 Books Set (A History of Modern Britain,The Making of Modern Britain,A History of the World)

Titles in this Set:

The Making of Modern Britain
A History of the World
The History of Modern Britain 

The Making of Modern Britain
Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising.

A History of the World
Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

The History of Modern Britain 
A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded.

Alison Weir Six Tudor Queens Collection 5 Books Set collection

Katherine of Aragon The True Queen
Jane Seymour The Haunted Queen
Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession
Anna of Kleve Queen of Secrets
Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen 

Katherine of Aragon The True Queen:
A Spanish princess. Raised to be modest, obedient and devout. Destined to be an English Queen.Six weeks from home across treacherous seas, everything is different: the language, the food, the weather. And for her there is no comfort in any of it. At sixteen-years-old, Catalina is alone among strangers.

Jane Seymour The Haunted Queen:
Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King.She has witnessed at first hand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son . . . or face ruin.

Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession:
Fresh from the palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love.But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game.Anne has a spirit worthy of a crown - and the crown is what she seeks. At any price.

Anna of Kleve Queen of Secrets:
The King is in love with a portrait, but the real Anna does not enchant him.She must win him over.Everyone knows that Henry won't stand for a problem queen.But rumours of Anna's past are rife at court - dangerous talk that could mark her downfall.

Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen:
Henry declares she is his rose without a thorn. But Katheryn has a past of which he knows nothing. It comes back increasingly to haunt her. For those who share her secrets are waiting in the shadows, whispering words of love... and blackmail.

Onjali Rauf Collection 3 Books Set (The Boy At the Back of the Class, The Star Outside my Window, The Day We Met The Queen World Book Day)

Onjali Rauf Collection 3 Books Set:

The Boy At the Back of the Class:
There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help.

The Star Outside my Window:
Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars.So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood...

The Day We Met The Queen World Book Day:
10-year-old Ahmet has become the Most Famous Refugee Boy in the World.In fact, he's so famous even the queen wants to meet him - and his four best friends! So they're off to Buckingham Palace, with a list of questions for her and one special challenge: will she help more refugee children like Ahmet?