Michael O’Mara Books to publish Andrew Morton’s intimate new portrait of the Windsor sisters
Posted on: 12/11/2020 with tags
Michael O’Mara Books is to publish a captivating new biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret by Andrew Morton, the world’s best-known royal biographer.
Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters is the first in-depth dual-biography of the famous sisters, offering an insightful look at their unique relationship and dynamic, and the lasting impact they have had on the Crown.
From the idyll of their cloistered early life to the divergent paths they took following their father’s death and Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne, the book explores the expectations placed upon them throughout the changing mores of the twentieth century.
Examining the sisters’ relationship through turbulent times, including Margaret’s relationship with Group Captain Peter Townsend, Morton reveals surprising new secrets and revelations about significant events in their lives.
Andrew Morton said: “This is an intriguing and compelling story of sisters at once united and divided by love and loyalty, duty and desire. Bound by blood and raised in a world of glamour, obligation and sacrifice, the trajectory of their evolving relationship – as well as their contrasting personalities – tested their dedication and devotion to the limits.”
Louise Dixon, Senior Editorial Director at Michael O’Mara Books, said: “This is a captivating and sensational look at Elizabeth and Margaret, two drastically different sisters – one resigned to duty and responsibility, the other resistant to it – and the lasting impact they have had on the royal family. With unique insights into the lives of these extraordinary women, written by the globally bestselling biographer Andrew Morton, this book is a real treat for fans of the smash-hit Netflix series The Crown.”
Andrew Morton is a leading authority on modern celebrity and royalty, and author of the internationally bestselling biography Diana: Her True Story. Revealing the secret world of the Princess of Wales, the book has sold over 5 million copies worldwide since publication in 1992, spending fifty-eight weeks in the bestseller lists, and has been translated into 35 languages.
Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters by Andrew Morton will publish in hardback on 30th March 2021, priced £20.00.
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- Michael O’Mara Books is an award-winning, independent publishing house known for their innovative and diverse non-fiction list, comprising best-selling biography, autobiography and lifestyle in addition to popular science and history. The company was established in 1985 and now, with a backlist of over a thousand titles, it is still a family firm, producing bestsellers and one hundred and fifty new books a year. Michael O’Mara’s children’s imprint, Buster Books, publishes commercial children’s activity and reference titles, and in 2015 the art-inspired imprint, LOM ART was launched. For more information, visit: www.mombooks.com