Ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Amazon UK has pulled sales data to show which books about the Queen have been the most popular over the past five years (May 2017- May 2022), based on both print and digital sales and downloads. 

The Queen: 70 Glorious Years

The Queen: 70 Glorious Years

Top ten bestselling books about the Queen (both print and eBooks) from Amazon UK between May 2017 - May 2022: 

A Queen for All Seasons: A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee by Joanna Lumley

A sparkling celebration of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth II for her Platinum Jubilee including special writings and illuminating insights around key moments in her 70-year reign, introduced and edited by her biggest fan Joanna Lumley.

Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II by Robert Hardman 

With original insights from those who know her best, new interviews with world leaders and access to unseen papers, bestselling author Robert Hardman explores the full, astonishing life of our longest reigning monarch in this compellingly authoritative yet intimate biography.

The Queen: 70 Glorious Years by the Royal Collection Trust

The official souvenir publication for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022.  This official souvenir publication celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty QueenElizabeth II through 70 photographs chosen to illustrate memorable events in the reign of Britain's longest-serving monarch.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Celebration: 70 Years: 1952–2022 by Brian Hoey

This book celebrates the highlights and challenges of the Queen’s reign over the past seven decades:   

Recalls Princess Elizabeth’s childhood and the war years   

Includes accounts of the Accession and Coronation when she was still a young woman   

Details each decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, focussing on both her working life and her family   

Describes in detail a typical working day for the sovereign   

A special focus on the enduring contribution

Her Majesty has made to life in the UK and the Commonwealth, as well as her enviable reputation worldwide   

A true celebration in honour of our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Elizabeth the Queen: The real story behind The Crown by Sally Bedell Smith

In the first all-round, up-close picture of one of the most fascinating, enigmatic and admired women in the world, readers finally get to meet the real Queen. With exclusive access to her personal letters, close friends and associates, this intimate biography is a treasure trove of fresh insights on her public persona and private life. It also explores her close relationships with Prince Philip, her children, and her headline-grabbing grandchildren, William and Harry.

The Queen by Matthew Dennison

In this brand-new biography of the longest-reigning sovereign in British history, Matthew Dennison traces her life and reign across an era of unprecedented and often seismic social change. Stylish in its writing and nuanced in its judgements, The Queen charts the joys and triumphs as well as the disappointments and vicissitudes of a remarkable royal life; it also assesses the achievement of a woman regarded as the champion of a handful of 'British' values endorsed – if no longer practised – by the bulk of the nation: service, duty, steadfastness, charity and stoicism.

The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe by Angela Kelly

When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-eight years, initially as Her Majesty’s Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty’s Personal Advisor, Curator, Wardrobe and In-house Designer. As the first person in history to hold this title, she shares a uniquely close working relationship with The Queen. This special edition of The Other Side of the Coin has been revised and updated to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, containing previously unseen chapters covering the Royal Household’s isolation during the pandemic, Angela’s own devotion to service to keep the monarch safe, and the light and laughter that was shared behind closed doors, even in the darkest moments.

Queen of the World: Elizabeth II: Sovereign and Stateswoman by Robert Hardman

Written by renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman, and with privileged access to the Royal Family and the Royal Household, this is a brilliant new portrait of the most famous woman in the world and her place in it. On today's world stage, there is one leader who stands apart from the rest. Queen Elizabeth II has seen more of the planet and its people than any other head of state and has engaged with the world like no other monarch in modern history.

The Platinum Queen: Over 75 Speeches Given by Britain's Longest-Reigning Monarch by Jennie Bond and Derek Wyatt 

For the first time, all 70 of the Queen's Christmas speeches are published together in full, along with six additional feature speeches made at significant points in her life. Organised by decade, each chapter opens with a narrative essay on the key events that follow, providing an important contextual backdrop to the speeches. From times of national and global turmoil - including wars, terror attacks and health crises - to times of joy - such as the new millennium and Olympics - The Platinum Queen is a testament to Elizabeth's unwavering resolve, faith and dedication to her role.

The Queen by Andrew Morton

In this entertaining and insightful biography, award-winning writer Andrew Morton, author of Diana, Her True Story and Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters, takes you behind the scenes to uncover the woman and her world. While her reign has been defined by divorce, her private life has been moulded by an irascible husband, an extravagant mother and a querulous eldest son. In the winter of her reign she refereed a war between two of her grandsons, brothers William and Harry who were once inseparable friends. As she celebrates her platinum anniversary, the first monarch to reign for seventy years, she has, during a once in a lifetime pandemic, become the reassuring face of hope and optimism, the grandmother to the nation.