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The Queen's Wardrobe

$29.99

$29.99

The story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, told through her clothes and jewellery – with fresh and fun colour illustrations. The perfect book to celebrate the Queen's 95th birthday!

Includes a foreword by Michele Clapton, costume designer for series one of Netflix series The Crown.

Did you know the Queen's crown weighs as much as a bag of potatoes? Or that she has her own tartan nobody else is allowed to wear?

Written by the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Julia Golding, The Queen's Wardrobe is packed with fascinating stories and astounding facts about our record-breaking Queen. The detailed and colourful artwork from bestselling Kate Hindley shows what it's really like to grow up as a princess.

This book brings to life the story of a young princess who grew into one of the world's best-loved and most famous royals, touching on wartime truck-fixing, ration-book wedding dress making, splendid gowns, trusty wellies, the Crown Jewels and jumping out of a helicopter with James Bond.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529045529
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 29/06/2021
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / Biography: royalty
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's / Teenage)
    The arts / History of fashion
    Children's, Teenage & educational / History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / People & places (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Kids Other
  • Imprint: Two Hoots
  • Pages: 48
  • Price: $29.99

The story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, told through her clothes and jewellery – with fresh and fun colour illustrations. The perfect book to celebrate the Queen's 95th birthday!

Includes a foreword by Michele Clapton, costume designer for series one of Netflix series The Crown.

Did you know the Queen's crown weighs as much as a bag of potatoes? Or that she has her own tartan nobody else is allowed to wear?

Written by the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Julia Golding, The Queen's Wardrobe is packed with fascinating stories and astounding facts about our record-breaking Queen. The detailed and colourful artwork from bestselling Kate Hindley shows what it's really like to grow up as a princess.

This book brings to life the story of a young princess who grew into one of the world's best-loved and most famous royals, touching on wartime truck-fixing, ration-book wedding dress making, splendid gowns, trusty wellies, the Crown Jewels and jumping out of a helicopter with James Bond.

Author Information

Kate Hindley studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and went on to work for two years as a children’s print designer at a studio in Northampton, whilst working freelance on children’s books and greetings cards. She has exhibited with her good chums Girls Who Draw and Inkygoodness across the UK, and had a jolly good time painting up a totem pole for the Pictoplasma Character Walk exhibition 2011. Kate’s first picture book The Great Snortle Hunt, written by Claire Freedman, was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal. Since then Kate has provided illustrations for picture books including The Littlest Yak, How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, You Must Bring a Hat, The Same But Different Too and The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland, as well as books for older children like The Royal Rabbits series and The Girl With the Lost Smile by Miranda Hart.

Julia Golding is the award-winning author of numerous books for children and adults, including The Diamond of Drury Lane, winner of both the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. A former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, Julia also has a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University, and was writer-in-residence at the Royal Institution in 2019. Her Jane Austen-themed podcast 'What Would Jane Do?' offers a 19th century take on modern life.

Michele Clapton is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning costume designer who has worked on acclaimed films and television series including The Secret Garden, Game of Thrones and The Crown.

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