Darlings, we don’t know about you, but we are practically salivating over the return of The Crown for its second season on December 8th. In preparation, we’ve been re-watching season one, re-reading our costume posts, and devouring our favorite thing in the world right now, the official companion book to the series, out today from Pengin Randomhouse:
And darlings, this book is so fabulous, it has its own trailer:
As well as some helpful information from Mr. Press Release:
The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills
Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen.
As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her rebellious sister embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top.
Written by the show’s historical consultant, royal biographer Robert Lacey, and filled with beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills, The Crown: The Official Companion: Volume 1 adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here is Elizabeth II as we’ve never seen her before.
What could we possibly add to all that? How does a free giveaway sound?
Let’s have some fun with this. We’ve got three copies to give away and we know you kittens are already fans of the show, so how about you finish the following sentence in the comments section:
If I wore THE CROWN, the first thing I would do is …
Go ahead. Have fun with it. And just to make it even more fun, the three comments with the most upvotes will receive a copy of the book, so long as they’re each willing to send us their mailing address. It’s a fabulous and informative book that truly does serve as a companion to the first season of the series, filling you in on all the historical details and figures while expanding your understanding of events. Plus: tons of pictures! What are you waiting for, kittens? Finish the sentence!
We’ll keep the comments open until Monday and announce the winners then.