SATURDAY, 10 APRIL 2021 at 9:30 AM / IN CONVERSATION
Like so many of you we have become Royal-watchers! Whether you have loved "The Crown" or were riveted by Oprah's interview with Harry and Megan, there is no denying the pull of this unusal family.
We are excited to invite you to a special Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" visit with bestselling biographer Andrew Morton on Saturday, 10 April 2021 at 9:30 AM as we celebrate the publication of his new book, Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters. During this event Morton will be joined in conversation by Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine. Tickets are $15 (includes a $15 coupon towards your purchase of Elizabeth & Margaret from rakestrawbooks.com).
The “sun” and the “moon” could be used to describe the vast personality differences of the Windsor siblings over the last several generations – “the good versus the naughty royal” -- from party-loving Edward VIII and quiet, family-oriented George VI to the responsible Prince William and headstrong Prince Harry. As children, hardworking Queen Elizabeth and attention-loving Princess Margaret were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward Vlll decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Margaret would have to curtsey to the sister she called 'Lillibet.' And bow to her wishes.
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, ELIZABETH & MARGARET explores their relationship over the years up until Margaret’s death in 2002 at the age of 71. Elizabeth would always look upon her younger sister's antics with a kind of stoical amusement, but Margaret's struggle to find a place and position inside the royal system - and her fraught relationship with its expectations - was often a source of tension throughout her life. Andrew Morton's latest biography offers unique insight into these two drastically different sisters - one resigned to duty and responsibility, the other often resistant to it - and the lasting impact they both have had on the Crown, the royal family, and the ways it adapted to the changing mores of the 20th century.
Join us for what is sure to be a lively conversation -- there will be time for your questions! -- with Andrew Morton and Ingrid Seward. Order your tickets HERE.