The Queen

The Queen


This complete, hugely detailed biography of our beloved Queen Elizabeth II will be published at the end of 2025, in the run-up to her 100th birthday on 21st April 2026.

Gyles will write the Queen's tale candidly with grace and sensitivity from the view of someone so close to her, her husband Philip and the entire Royal family. The book will focus on a particular day in each year of her life, starting with her birthday in April 1926 and covering 100 years from there.

Told with a refreshing dose of humour and moving honesty from a totally unique viewpoint, Gyles Brandreth is writing the must-have biography of the Queen at a time when readers need to hear her story most.

About the author

Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, veteran of Just A Minute, QI and The One Show, former MP and Government Whip, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and founder of the 'Poetry Together' project bringing schoolchildren and older people together to learn poetry by heart. His many books include the best-selling poetry anthology, Dancing by the Light of the Moon, and the international best-seller about spelling and punctuation, Have You Eaten Grandma? With Susie Dent, the lexicographer from Countdown, he co-hosts the award-winning podcast, Something Rhymes With Purple. With Dame Sheila Hancock he presents Great Canal Journeys on Channel 4. With Dame Maureen Lipman he is a regular on Celebrity Gogglebox.

Gyles is married to writer and publisher Michèle Brown and has three children, seven grandchildren, and lives in London with his wife, his jumpers, and Nala, the neighbour's cat.
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