Further Reading

For reasons of space, the following bibliography by necessity represents only a fraction of the sources I consulted when researching Coronation Year. Not all of the books cited below are still in print, but most should be readily available to anyone with access to a good public library.

Garfield, Simon. Our Hidden Lives: The Remarkable Diaries of Postwar Britain
Glenconnor, Anne. Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
Hampton, Janie. Rationing and Revelry: The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Hudson, S.A.M. UXB Malta: Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal 1940-44
Judt, Tony. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
Keay, Anna. Crown Jewels: The Official Illustrated History
Kynaston, David. Family Britain, 1951-1957
Lancaster, Osbert. London Night and Day, 1951: A Guide to Where the Other Books Don’t Take You
Malcolmson, Patricia, ed. Nella Last in the 1950s: Further Diaries of Housewife, 49
Metcalf, John. London A to Z
Nicol, Jean. Meet Me at the Savoy
Pullen, Bill. It Started at the Savoy: A Memoir
Smith, Sally Bedell. Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
Strickson, Pat. Time Stood Still in a Muddy Hole: Captain John Hannaford, One of the Last Bomb Disposal Officers of WWII
Strong, Roy. Coronation: From the 8th to the 21st Century
Wilkinson, James. The Queen’s Coronation: The Inside Story
Winspear, Jacqueline. This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing: A Memoir

Here are some links to online sources related to the Coronation: