On the evening of her wedding, Princess Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, wrote her a letter. She opened it on their honeymoon.
I find your books a pleasure to read!
Thank you. Your mails have been bonds with the world, with my friends, with my family, with History and 'inévitablement' with my childhood and young years. I have offered one of your books to my daughter, who is far away from me as I am from my own mother, linked by feelings and words. Your choise this 9th of april has touched my heart, for I miss my father and know that King George's phrases could have been his, or any other father. But I am specially sensible to the closing circle of solitude that your choise makes evident, as Queen Elizabeth is now really alone.