A Perfect Accompaniment
Before The Crown by Flora Harding is the historical love story between our Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. It is set between 1943 and November 20th 1947.
For anyone who has watched The Crown on Netflix, this is the perfect accompaniment. It is easy to picture the characters and there is a familiarity with the names too.
There is always the pressure to do ones duty above all else. This is set against the desire for love. The reader witnesses the conflict as these two things are held in tension.
It is a beautiful love story that unfolds of the princess and the playboy who needs taming. Both are called to sacrifice in the name of love as the King and Queen were against the match.
I thoroughly enjoyed Before The Crown. I was glad that I had watched the series first as it enabled the book to come to life.
I have always admired our Queen Elizabeth II. She has always behaved with decorum. Having watched The Crown and read this book, my admiration for the Queen has grown, as has my knowledge about her life. I can highly recommend this book.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.