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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown (Hardback)

By Glenconner, Anne

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Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home Holkham Hall is one of the grandest est...ates in England. Bordering Sandringham the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were frequent playmates. From Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation to Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Lady Glenconner is a unique witness to royal history, as well as an extraordinary survivor of a generation of aristocratic women trapped without inheritance and burdened with social expectations. She married the charismatic but highly volatile Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who became the owner of Mustique. Together they turned the island into a paradise for the rich and famous, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and it became a favourite retreat for Princess Margaret. But beneath the glitz and glamour there has also lurked tragedy. On Lord Glenconner's death in 2010 he left his fortune to a former employee. And of their five children, two grown-up sons died, while a third son had to be nursed back from a coma by Anne, after having suffered a near fatal accident. Anne Glenconner writes with extraordinary wit, generosity and courage and she exposes what life was like in her gilded cage, revealing the role of her great friendship with Princess Margaret, and the freedom she can now finally enjoy in later life. She will appear as a character in the new series of The Crown this autumn.
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ISBN 9781529359060
Released AU 17 Oct 2019
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529359060
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Released 17 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Glenconner, Anne
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 941.085092
Weight 580g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - Biography - Court and courtiers
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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