Prince Philip Wise Words and Golden Gaffes

Author: Phil Dampier,Ashley Walton

Publisher: Barzipan Publishing

ISBN: 0957379226

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh: irascible, controversial, outspoken, forthright and funny; the Gaffer, the Prince of Political Incorrectness, the Duke of Hazard, Phil the Greek. Whatever you call him – and he doesn’t give a damn – you’ve got to love him! Now in his nineties, on he goes – undaunted, unrepentant and, if less active, just as amusing. This compilation is a celebration of the wit and wisdom of a man whose unique style, down-to-earth humour and no-nonsense approach have brought colour into our lives. With delicious disregard for public opinion, his quips and faux pax have provided fodder for cartoonists and columnists for decades, and his one-liners are globally famous. But less well known, perhaps, is his perception about the state of the world we inhabit and his thoughtfulness about the lives we live.

First Love

Author: Jenny Lees

Publisher: Barzipan Publishing

ISBN: 0957379242

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2886


It is the mid-1960s and 17-year-old Sally is living in leafy suburbia with her bourgeois mother, indulgent father and infuriating sister. Mrs Phillips, a strict Roman Catholic, worries constantly about what the neighbours think behind their twitching lace curtains and about Sally's tomboyish ways. Having finished her convent education, Sally is shy and naive, and totally unconscious of her budding beauty. Her only sex education has been an excruciating lesson on the procreation of rabbits from the nuns, and her mother's oblique warnings that 'men only want one thing'. Quick to blush and innocent of the world, she is nonetheless intelligent and shows no interest in callow youths eager to date her, despite the encouragement of her best friend Caroline. Then she meets Doug MacDonald and the urges that have lain dormant, anaesthetised by ignorance and Catholic angst, overpower her shyness and reserve. Almost overnight Sally blossoms, her inhibitions caressed away by the experienced hands of an accomplished lover. She falls deeply in love and, for the first time in his life it seems, so too does Doug. A trip to his Scottish home and a proposal of marriage form part of the whirlwind romance. But waiting in the wings to claim what she believes is hers is Moira, one of Doug's many ex-girlfriends. A web of deceit woven by Moira sends Sally fleeing the heartache to visit her friend Caroline, who has married a diplomat and is now living in the Middle East. Sally learns to love the desert kingdom and its people - and one person in particular - as she finds independence and a renewed self-confidence.

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family

Author: Karen Dolby

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1789291801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family celebrates the flashes of fun and brilliance of the most famous family in the world. There is no doubt that the British royal family is THE most famous family in the world. Watched and picked over in the media for everything from fashion choices to baby bumps, sporting achievements to nightclub preferences, there doesn't seem to be a moment when they can escape public scrutiny. But, somehow, they still manage to maintain a sense of humour - and it's those flashes of fun and brilliance that this book celebrates. From Prince Philip's gaffe-prone remarks (most of which appear ON camera rather than off) to the 'in' jokes shared by the knowing smiles of the younger royals and the Queen's wickedly dry and often bitingly funny remarks; from Prince Charles's asides to the Duchess of Cornwall to the self-deprecating smile of the Duchess of Cambridge and the belly laughs that appeal to Prince Harry. This book presents the other side of royal protocol and perhaps gives a glimpse of the real lives of this much-loved clan.

Diana: I'm going to be me

Author: Phil Dampier

Publisher: Barzipan Publishing

ISBN: 1999763300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 6430


The first book to be written entirely in Princess Diana's own words, this book of quotations takes us from Diana's troubled childhood, through her rushed and ultimately unhappy marriage to Prince Charles and the uneasy relationship with the Royal Family, to her last years of failed flings and untimely death. But it also highlights the depths of her care and compassion, her unshakeable love of family, her groundbreaking campaigns on AIDS and land mines and her cheeky, sometimes risque, sense of humour. Beautiful and vulnerable, and one of the most popular and most photographed public figures, she lived the whole of her adult life in the glare of an intense media spotlight yet managed to retain herdignity and identity. In this first ever comprehensive collection of Diana's most memorable quotes, veteran royal reporter Phil Dampier reveals the heart and soul of an incredible woman who is missed by millions around the world. Her powerful legacy lives on through her sons, Princes William and Harry, and a new generation is becoming aware her extraordinary life for the first time.

The Queen

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1786490692

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 7817


In this original and vibrant examination of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, biographer and novelist A.N. Wilson paints a vivid portrait of 'Lilibet' the woman, and of her reign. He also considers the history of the monarchy, drawing a line that stretches from Queen Victoria to the bloody history of Europe in the twentieth century, examining how and why the Royal Family has survived. In part historical overview, but with a keen eye to the future, Wilson writes with his signature warmth, intelligence and humour, celebrating the life of the Queen and her role as figurehead of Britain and the Commonwealth.

Prince Philip

Author: Phil Dampier,Ashley Walton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992613334

Category:

Page: 128

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On 4th May 2017, just over a month before his 96th birthday, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip was to retire from royal duties in August. The news made headlines around the world and the outpouring of affection for the Queen's loyal consort was sincere and justified. During Her Majesty's 65 years on the throne he has always been at the Queen's side - and often a few steps behind - no one could have supported her better. Within hours of the announcement Prince Philip was doing what he does best - trying to see the funny side of life, even if it's at his own expense. Accompanying the Queen to a service for members of the Order of Merit at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, he was told by a guest - "I'm sorry to hear you're standing down." With barely a moment's hesitation Philip replied "Well, I can't stand up much longer!" This book includes an unrivaled selection of the Prince's golden gaffes and wise words from his first public appearances as a Royal nearly 70 years ago up until his retirement this August. Including the rude, the controversial, the insightful and the downright hilarious, Prince Philip: A Lifetime of Wit and Wisdom is not to be missed.

The Chautauquan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 660

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