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The Serbian language edition of the “Queen Elizabeth – Life of a Modern Monarch” biography was launched at the British Residence on 13 February.
The book, ‘Queen Elizabeth - The Life of a Modern Monarch’, by New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith, was originally published in honour of the Diamond Jubilee.
Chargé d’Affaires to Serbia David McFarlane, Uroš Balov, founder and director of the publishing house “Albion Books” and Ivan Cvejic, Editor-in-Chief of BETA News Agency, addressed the guests, which included many journalists, local historians and Anglophiles, public figures and members of the Serbian-British community. Chargé McFarlane praised this engaging biography, and shared brief impressions on his professional encounters with the Queen Elizabeth II. Director of “Albion Books” spoke of the reasons to publish biography of this “global icon” in the year when she is approaching the possibility to become the longest reigning British Monarch. Cvejic gave a sneak preview of some of the interesting insights in the book about Her Majesty the Queen’s life and her importance in the global context.
They were joined on stage by the Serbian-British actress Ana Sofrenovic, who performed selected readings from the book depicting Her Majesty the Queen’s education, coronation and fulfilling her professional obligations as a head of the state.
During the reception which followed the presentation, a four-piece chamber orchestra continued the British theme and performed Haydn’s London trio.