Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother died seven years ago today. A month ago the Queen of Britain unveiled a statue of her mother in London’s the Mall and on 4 September Macmillan will publish Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography by William Shawcross. The book was originally expected in 2007, but has been delayed by two years. The official biographies of George VI and Queen Mary were both published six years after their death, while George V had to wait sixteen years and Edward VIII eighteen.
The historian Kenneth Rose commented on the book in The Daily Telegraph last November: