Princess Margaret

Author: Theo Aronson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Princesses

Page: 336

View: 1947

This biography provides a detailed account of all aspects of the private and public life of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret.

Princess Margaret

Author: Tim Heald

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 139960564X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4732

Elegant and sophisticated biography of Princess Margaret, the controversial sister of Queen Elizabeth II, the Princess Diana of her day 'A fascinating insight into the life of the party girl who became an icon in postwar Britain' DAILY EXPRESS 'She was a witty, intelligent, stimulating companion - happily Tim Heald captures all these qualities in his admirably well-balanced biography' LITERARY REVIEW The almost universal conception is that the life of Princess Margaret (1930-2002) was a tragic failure, a history of unfulfilment. Tim Heald's vivid and elegant biography portrays a woman who was beautiful and sexually alluring - even more so than Princess Diana, years later - and whose reputation for naughtiness co-existed with the glamour. The mythology is that Margaret's life was 'ruined' by her not being allowed to marry the one true love of her life - Group Captain Peter Townsend - and that therefore her marriage to Lord Snowdon and her well-attested relationships with Roddy Llewellyn and others were mere consolation prizes. Margaret's often exotic personal life in places like Mustique is a key part of her story. The author has had extraordinary help from those closest to Princess Margaret, including her family (Lord Snowdon and her son, Lord Linley), as well as three of her private secretaries and many of her ladies in waiting. These individuals have not talked to any previous biographer. He has also had the Queen's permission to use the royal archives. Heald asks why one of the most famous and loved little girls in the world, who became a juvenile wartime sweetheart, ended her life a sad wheelchair-bound figure, publicly reviled and ignored. This is a story of a life in which the private and the public seemed permanently in conflict. The biography is packed with good stories. Princess Margaret was never ignored; what she said and did has been remembered and recounted to Tim Heald.

Diana: The Portrait

Author: Rosalind Coward

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740767925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 9946

Supplemented by photographs, offers a personal look at the woman known for her humanitarian inspiration to the world.

English Princesses

Author: Compiled from Wikipedia entries and published by DrGoogelberg


ISBN: 1291079696


Page: N.A

View: 4452

DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer

Author: Vincent T. DeVita,Theodore S. Lawrence,Steven A. Rosenberg

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781772075

Category: Medical

Page: 1748

View: 9109

Presenting comprehensive, cutting-edge information on the science of oncology and the multimodality treatment of every cancer type, this eighth edition--now in full color--contains more than 40 brand-new chapters, and more than 70 chapters have been rewritten by new contributing authors.

The Church of England and Divorce in the Twentieth Century

Author: Ann Sumner Holmes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131540849X

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 4250

Attitudes towards divorce have changed considerably over the past two centuries. As society has moved away from a Biblical definition of marriage as an indissoluble union, to that of an individual and personal relationship, secular laws have evolved as well. Using unpublished sources and previously inaccessible private collections, Holmes explores the significant role the Church of England has played in these changes, as well as the impact this has had on ecclesiastical policies. This timely study will be relevant to ongoing debates about the meaning and nature of marriage, including the theological doctrines and ecclesiastical policies underlying current debates on same-sex marriage.

Mirror On 1933

Author: Drew Jackson


ISBN: 0359260764


Page: N.A

View: 3877