When I went home at Christmas I had a quick hunt round the Charity shops. This is one of my prise finds. A first addition 1937 Coronation Souvenir Book. It was only £3.50, I kid you not!
It is in pristine condition, so thank you Edith Pilkington I promise to do my best to keep it that way.
It couldn't have found it at a better time as i'm a little obsessed with Wallis Simpson and am eagerly awaiting the release of W.E. From what I can see the sets and costumes look fantastic but the reviews are not looking promising.
The book has a detailed descriptions of the Coronation and Abdication of Edward VIII, it then leads on to the Coronation of his brother King George VI.
It is beautifully illustrated and I especially love all the pictures of Wallis Simpson and the young Queen Mother.
I am very excited for the Diamond Jubilee in June, it is a very special celebration as the only other British monarch to celebrate one was Queen Victoria in 1897!
I Hope you have all had lovely weekends.