Really out of the box. Kind colleagues who know that I hold Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in very high esteem alerted me to the arrival of Her Majesty.
It’s a book to gladden the hearts of book lovers who believe that reading a book on a device is all very well, but that nothing can match turning the paper pages of a behemoth.
Her Majesty tells the story of QEII’s reign, mostly in very large and very beautiful photographs, but with some text. And it came in a dull gold box with its very own plastic handle. Classy.
The box and the book have parted ways, but really the box is a minor detail, even if it did have Her Majesty printed on the side. Packaging is all very well, but the book is the main thing here. It’s definitely for more than staunch (and strong) Royalists.
The sheer size and quality of the photographs make it an object of beauty worthy of a good long look. Getting it home may be another matter!