What a wonderful book this was to read. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I met the Queen Mother at a reception in 1973, and, yes, she was and obviously remained very accomplished and polished. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. View Colin Burgess’ profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The Major seemed very fond of the QM but was realistic about her as well. British Historical Biographies from 1901 Onwards, A TRULY MAGICAL READ OF A WONDERFULLY FULL LIFE, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 April 2018. Colin Burgess (author) (born 1947), Australian author and historian Colin Burgess (musician) (born 1946), Australian drummer Colin Burgess (archaeologist) (1938–2014), British archaeologist with a specialization in the Bronze Age Learn more about Import fee deposit here. Above, with her equerry Colin Burgess, on her right, at a party. Follow The Royal UK on Instagram The Queen Mother and Charles pictured in 1978 I thoroughly enjoyed every page. He now works in television production and management. Apr 22, 2017 - Major Colin Burgess has revealed what life was like as the Queen Mother's equerry, a 'fixer and organiser' during the later years of her life, including walks in her mid-90s to Buckingham Palace. He gave his views on the rest of the royals and seemed very fair. Something went wrong. It did paint however, an overly perfect portrait of a very human being. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2017. Learn more about Import fee deposit here. Never having been a QM fan I had hoped for something a bit more robust. So, yes, read it, it's interesting. Shop books, stationery, devices and other learning essentials. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Never having been a QM fan I had hoped for something a bit more robust. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. What a wonderful book this was to read. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Behind Palace Doors: My Service As The Queen Mother's Equerry, Major Colin Burgess with Paul Carter, John Blake, 2006, First Edition, First Impression Written by a former Equerry to the Queen Mother, this book contains many untold stories of an extraordinary long and eventful life drawing on his exclusive access to the Queen Mother. The stories are all the old ones, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2017. The Queen Mother was already 94 years old when Colin Burgess went to work for her as her equerry. Behind Palace Doors Nigel Dempster Hardback. I met the Queen Mother at a reception in 1973, and, yes, she was and obviously remained very accomplished and polished. Please choose a different delivery location. Behind Palace Doors : My Service as the Queen Mother's Equerry Colin Burgess. Please try again. https://www.theguardian.com/.../2009/sep/15/tanya-gold-queen-mother Behind Palace Doors: My Years with the Queen Mother, John Blake Publishing Ltd; Reprint edition (4 May 2017), British Historical Biographies from 1901 Onwards, A TRULY MAGICAL READ OF A WONDERFULLY FULL LIFE, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 April 2018. He was pro Prince of Wales and anti Prince Andrew which seemed about right (that opinion based upon what i have seen heard and read) However the Major at times seemed to have a hidden agenda, hence my muted rating. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 April 2014. Please try your request again later. Behind Palace Doors - My Service as the Queen Mother's Eq... © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She was born in london, not Rhodesia,. A light read. I really enjoyed this book about the Queen Mother. According to Burgess Elizabeth would start at noon with a cocktail with 1 part gin and 2 parts Dubonnet, topped off with a slice of lemon or orange. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. Writing for the Daily Mail in 2017, Major Colin Burgess – former equerry to the Queen Mother – revealed: “For all the friendliness and warmth which made her so popular there was a … I really enjoyed this book about the Queen Mother. Colin Burgess served the Queen Mother for two years in the mid-1990s and witnessed first-hand her feelings over the much-publicised fallout of Charles and Diana's marriage. 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