The top ten books to buy this Christmas

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The top ten books to buy this Christmas

Our Queen by Robert Hardman

Written by one of Britain’s best-known observers of the monarchy, this biography produces an enthralling new portrait of one of the most popular public figures on Earth.

As our Queen marks sixty years on the throne, Robert Hardman travels with her around the country and the world. He meets Her Majesty's family, her closest advisers and her prime ministers past and present. He follows the devoted team around her, from her Lord Chamberlain to her footmen.

"So much has changed around the Queen yet she has remained utterly true to herself,' says Hardman. "There is this timeless quality about her. The more you talk to Her Majesty's family and to her people, the more you look at her life, the more impressive the scale of her achievement becomes."