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Footnotes Book Club

Young Elizabeth: the Making of the Queen by Kate Williams

2023-01-26 10:00:00 2023-01-26 11:30:00 America/Chicago Footnotes Book Club Join us for Footnotes Book Club, a nonfiction memoir book club! Books will be available for checkout starting December 15th. Geneva Public Library District - Conference Room (1st Floor)

Thursday, January 26
10:00am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2023-01-26 10:00:00 2023-01-26 11:30:00 America/Chicago Footnotes Book Club Join us for Footnotes Book Club, a nonfiction memoir book club! Books will be available for checkout starting December 15th. Geneva Public Library District - Conference Room (1st Floor)

Geneva Public Library District

Conference Room (1st Floor)

Join us for Footnotes Book Club, a nonfiction memoir book club! Books will be available for checkout starting December 15th.

Young Elizabeth: the making of the Queen by Kate Williams

Elizabeth's determination to share in the struggles of her people marked her out from a young age. Her father initially refused to let her volunteer as a nurse during the Blitz, but relented when she was 18 and allowed her to work as a mechanic and truck driver for the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. It was her forward-thinking approach that ensured that her coronation was televised, against the advice of politicians at the time. Kate Williams reveals how the 25-year-old young queen carved out a lasting role for herself amid the changes of the 20th century. Her monarchy would be a very different one to that of her parents and grandparents, and its continuing popularity in the 21st century owes much to the intelligence and elusive personality of this remarkable woman.

"The author sees Elizabeth as exemplary: although "not born for the role," she has fulfilled it "with grace and dignity." — Kirkus Reviews 

Footnotes is a nonfiction memoir book discussion. Our next meetings are:

  • Thursday, February 23 @ 10:00am
  • Thursday, March 23 @ 10:00am
  • Thursday, April 27 @ 10:00am

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs | Book Discussions |

TAGS: | bookclub | book club |

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