Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

To celebrate Her Majesty’s historic reign we have compiled a list of fantastic reads about The Queen in today’s blog post. Let’s take a closer look!


The Queen by Andrew Morton

In this entertaining and insightful biography, award-winning writer Andrew Morton, author of Diana, Her True Story and Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters, takes you behind the scenes to uncover the woman and her world.


A Queen for All Seasons
by Joanna Lumley

A sparkling celebration of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth II for her Platinum Jubilee including special writings and illuminating insights around key moments in her 70-year reign, introduced and edited by her biggest fan Joanna Lumley.

In 2022 Queen Elizabeth II celebrates seventy years as Queen and Head of the Commonwealth. She is Britain’s longest reigning monarch and the very first to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

A Queen For All Seasons, edited and introduced by Joanna Lumley, is a perceptive, touching and engaging tribute to this unique woman. A treasure chest of first-hand writings, insights and snapshots of the Queen during key moments of her reign to form a vibrant portrait of the woman herself and the extraordinary role she plays.

Joanna Lumley guides us as we meet Princess Elizabeth in 1952, aged just twenty-five, and about to become Queen, and brings us through to the present day when, as our matriarch, the Queen keeps the national ship steady, including in moments of crisis and suffering. Here are unique perspectives into some of the most fascinating aspects of the Queen’s life – her role as head of state at home and abroad, her private passions and public interests and a bird’s-eye look at key events that have held the nation together and the Queen in our affection throughout Britain and beyond.

This book is a special and unique portrait of our constant Queen in an ever-changing world.


Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II
by Robert Hardman

The definitive new biography of Her Majesty The Queen by one of Britain’s leading royal authorities. With original insights from those who know her best, unseen papers, new interviews with world leaders and a fresh perspective on the longest reign in British history, Robert Hardman tells the full life story of the most famous woman in the world.

Like her father and grandfather before her, Elizabeth II was not born to be monarch. Yet she has reigned through more change than any sovereign since 1066. From her accession as a young mother of two in 1952 to the age of Covid-19, she has become a global phenomenon commanding unrivalled respect and affection.

Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II follows the astonishing journey of the quietly determined young woman who has gone on to lead her family and her people through good times and bad for longer than most people have been alive.This is a must-read study of dynastic survival and renewal, spanning abdication, war, romance, danger, tragedy, drama, brickbats, laughter heroes and villains right up to the present day. Bestselling author Robert Hardman brings his long experience and expertise to this richly entertaining portrait of a world leader who remains as intriguing today as the morning she came to the Throne aged twenty-five.


The Times: Queen Elizabeth II
by James Owen

Discover how the reign of Britain’s longest serving monarch unfolded, as seen through fascinating Times articles and photography.

Published to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this full color book is a detailed profile of Britain’s longest serving monarch. The story of a life dedicated to public service is told from her time as a young princess to a hugely respected head of state.


The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style
by Bethan Holt

Queen Elizabeth II has deployed fashion as a means to communicate and signal her position to the crowds who gather to see her in public and the millions who watch her television broadcasts: ‘I must be seen to be believed,’ she has said. The Queen’s evolving attitude to dress reflects a visual landscape that began as genteel reportage in mostly black and white and has over the years evolved into today’s technicolour 24/7 news cycle, flashed around the world in seconds and driven by social media. Incredibly, in her 70th year as monarch, the Queen feels as relevant as ever before – and she is, undoubtedly, a style icon. 

The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style celebrates the fashion evolution of Elizabeth II in her unprecedented Platinum Jubilee year.


Our Queen Elizabeth
by Kate Williams & Helen Shoesmith

A colourful, charming picture book by historian Kate Williams, taking young readers on an amazing journey through Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decades on the throne.

Discover everything there is to know about the life and the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II in this beautifully illustrated book. Readers will learn all about Elizabeth II’s youth growing up during the Second World War, how she came to the throne and what it really means to be the Queen. Along the way, they’ll see her sparkling crown jewels and magnificent palaces. They will meet her beloved corgis, horses and of course, her very famous family. Plus they’ll discover lots of amazing facts – such as why she has two birthdays, always wears bright clothing, and is a world record breaker!

This is a perfect gift for all the family, celebrating the extraordinary life of Queen Elizabeth II – from the Crown to the Corgis.


Queen for a Day
by Rebecca Stoeker

Unleash your inner royal and transform into a Queen for a Day with this stylish keepsake set of deluxe wooden magnets, poster-style frame, speech bubble stickers, and mini royal guidebook.

Take a photo from ordinary to ‘your majesty ‘ with this playful set of queenly accessories. Use the poster-style frame to elevate your image, and then embellish with wooden accessory magnets and cheeky speech-bubble stickers that let everyone know who’s in charge of Buckingham Palace. An accompanying mini-book provides an ideal guide for royals in the making.

This kit includes:

  • 5 full-color, deluxe wooden magnets to transform yourself into a queen, featuring illustrations of royal accessories, including a hat, purse, tiara, pearls, and corgi.
  • A full-color, mini-poster-size regal frame, for holding your photo.
  • Sheets of speech bubble stickers with royal phrases like ‘All Hail ‘ and ‘Your Majesty ‘
  • A 72-page mini-book with inspiration for unleashing the royal within.

For stock availability, click & collect and home delivery options, please see the website for details
here. Or alternatively, call your local store to discuss the above options (03) 9783 6488.

Happy Reading!
From the team at Robinsons Bookshop

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