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The Queen's Wardrobe

Written by Julia Golding, Michele Clapton

Illustrated by Kate Hindley

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The Story of Queen Elizabeth II and Her Clothes

The story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, told through her clothes and jewellery - with stunningly detailed illustrations, this is a gorgeous gift to treasure and perfect to celebrate the Jubilee! Includes a foreword by Michele Clapton, costume designer for series one of Netflix's The Crown, giving a peek behind the scenes at the recreation some of the Queen's most famous outfits. 


The Queen's Wardrobe Synopsis

Did you know the Queen's crown weighs as much as a bag of potatoes? Or that she has her own tartan nobody else is allowed to wear? Written by the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Julia Golding, The Queen's Wardrobe is packed with fascinating stories and astounding facts about our record-breaking Queen.

The detailed, humorous and colourful artwork from bestselling Kate Hindley shows what it's really like to grow up as a princess. This book brings to life the story of a young princess who grew into one of the world's best-loved and most famous royals, touching on wartime truck-fixing, ration-book wedding dress making, splendid gowns, trusty wellies, the Crown Jewels and jumping out of a helicopter with James Bond.

The Queen's Wardrobe Press Reviews

Julia Golding and Kate Hindley tells the story of Elizabeth II's life through the prism of her wardrobe, from her christening gown to the beaded dress she wore in her James Bond 2012 Olympics parachute stunt. With charming illustrations, it's full of stories and surprising facts about our longserving monarch. -- Charlotte Heathcote - Daily Express

This book is (a) stunning rummage through the wardrobe of Her Majesty. Absolutely breath-taking illustrations lead the reader through the historical outfits which mark key events in her reign. A majestic book for fans of the royals, fashion and great beautifully designed books for children. - WRD Magazine

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ISBN: 9781529045529
Publication date: 01/04/2021
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529045529
Publication date: 1st April 2021
Author: Julia Golding, Michele Clapton
Illustrator: Kate Hindley
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Art, People / Places
Collections: Children's books that celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II and other queens throughout history for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee,

About Julia Golding, Michele Clapton

Kate Hindley studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and went on to work for two years as a children's print designer at a studio in Northampton, whilst working freelance on children's books and greetings cards. She has exhibited with her good chums Girls Who Draw and Inkygoodness across the UK, and had a jolly good time painting up a totem pole for the Pictoplasma Character Walk exhibition 2011. Kate's first picture book The Great Snortle Hunt, written by Claire Freedman, was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal. Since then Kate has provided illustrations for picture books including The Littlest Yak, ...

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