What Would HM The Queen Do?
'When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.' —HM Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch and celebrated role model for our times. Examining such underrated virtues as duty, kindness, and discretion, as exemplified by HM The Queen, Mary Killen has created a transformative guide for all who aspire to become happier, wiser, and more adept at navigating life's ups and down with integrity and dignity. (We must always try not to swear.) In our throw-away fashion culture we'd all do well to follow The Queen's make-do-and-mend example. Sit up straight with a regal posture, and your digestion will benefit. Fit more into your life by following routines. Tidiness is a primary skill—as a small girl The Queen would arrange her shoes and sea shells into neat rows. To help with everyday anxieties we can study the mysterious but time-honoured techniques Her Majesty calls upon to rise above her own challenges. Packed with invaluable wisdom and insight, this small book carries a big purpose.
Mary Killen is a busy journalist, with a weekly column in The Spectator and regular contributions in many other national publications. She has been appearing on Channel 4's hit show Gogglebox since 2015 with her husband Giles, sitting together in their cottage in Wiltshire. This Mary's sixth book.