Friends Author Series: Meet Royal Biographer Andrew Morton, Author of The Queen
Wear your best royal attire to meet biographer Andrew Morton, who will discuss his latest book, The Queen, with royal expert and commentator Victoria Arbiter.
The Queen takes an in-depth look at Britain’s longest reigning monarch and explores the influence the late Queen Elizabeth II had on Britain and the rest of the world. From leading a nation struggling to restore itself after the devastation of World War II to navigating the divisive political landscape of recent times, Queen Elizabeth was a reluctant but resolute monarch. This is the story of a woman of unflagging self-discipline who will long be remembered as mother and grandmother to Great Britain and one of the greatest sovereigns of the modern era.
Andrew Morton studied history at the University of Sussex, England, with a focus on aristocracy and the 1930s. Morton has written extensively about celebrity, including biographies of Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Madonna as well as the British royal family. He has written bestselling biographies of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle. His #1 New York Times bestselling biography Diana: Her True Story won international acclaim, and was described by critics as a "modern classic" and "the closest we will ever come to her autobiography."
Reception at 5:30 p.m. to be followed by presentation at 6 p.m.
Book sale and signing hosted by Elm Street Books will follow presentation.
Presented in partnership with the Darien Library.