The fascinating true story of a young Queen Elizabeth II and her remarkable relationship with Susan, her cherished first corgi.

Can one dog help a young princess learn how to become a beloved queen? The true and touching story of Queen Elizabeth II and her first corgi, Susan.

At the age of 10, Elizabeth's life changed for ever when her papa was crowned King George VI and the family moved into Buckingham Palace. But one thing has never changed: she always has her corgis at her side. This is the story of her beloved first corgi, Susan, who accompanied Princess Elizabeth everywhere she went - even secretly riding in her glass carriage on her wedding day to Prince Philip! Susan was there for Elizabeth when her Papa died and she was crowned Queen Elizabeth II, and remained at her side as a faithful companion in her early years as a Queen and later as a mother. This picture book provides a fascinating window into the life of Queen Elizabeth II from princess to beloved Queen, told through her enduring love of corgis.


Caroline Perry is a California-based British journalist, editor, and documentary producer, best known for her work for the UK’s Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers, Marie Claire, HELLO!, and Glamour magazines. Caroline lives in a Los Angeles beach city with her husband and three children - all budding bibliophiles.

Lydia Corry studied painting at the Royal College of Art, and since graduating in 2009 she has devoted herself to illustration. She lives with her partner and young daughter by the sea in Hastings, and when she's not drawing or painting, you’ll find her building sand castles.

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