The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947 – 1955) by Robert Lacey is a historical book about Queen Elizabeth II. It is the first companion guide to the Netflix drama The Crown. This would be a great book for lovers of The Crown – or those who want to learn more about Queen Elizabeth II in general. Far from a dry nonfiction book, this companion guide is an educational and enjoyable read, delving into the world of Elizbaeth II in an entertaining manner. Lacey shows the true history behind the show’s dramatized history.