The Queen: The incredible life of Elizabeth II
by Ana Polo Alonso

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom: THE QUEEN in capital letters.

Although she has probably been the most famous woman in the world and her life has been brought to the screen – most recently in the successful series The Crown – the true story of Elizabeth II has not always been well explained. Quite the opposite.

This biography, the first major work in Spanish of the Queen of England, explains the backroom of power in Buckingham and how a shy little girl, without special training or charisma, became an indisputable icon, an object of reverence and respect for millions. of people around the world.

Ana Polo passionately tells the story of a woman who was not born to reign and whose life should have been unremarkable, but who ended up on the throne and, for decades, was in charge of defending the Crown, a task that was not always easy. From her upbringing and life as a princess to World War II, from her wedding to a second-rate prince hated by the court to the Diana tragedy, from her children’s scandals to her most recent grandchildren, this book details a life as fascinating as it is unique of an unrepeatable woman and the symbol of an entire era.

Ana Polo Alonso (Barcelona, ​​1981) has a degree in Political Science, has a master’s degree in Public Management from the Pompeu Fabra University and took courses in International Relations at Harvard. A specialist in political and institutional communication, she has worked in different public administrations, has collaborated with international organizations and was a volunteer in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. She was also a university professor at the ESERP Business School, a columnist at the London School of Economics Review of Books and directed the cultural magazine Courbett Magazine. She currently combines communication consulting with collaboration in the press and television, and is the founder of Readers Allies, a pioneering initiative to promote reading habits and reading comprehension among children and young people.

In La Esfera he has published Sissi with great success. The true story of Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary.


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