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The Quest for Queen Mary [Hardcover]

Item : The Quest for Queen Mary [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Vickers, Hugo
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1529330629
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781529330625
Publisher Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Pages Pages : 336
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 102530577


'A scary portrait of put-upon servants and potty aristos ... this is arguably the most riotously funny volume published this year'
Max Hastings,Sunday Times

'One of the funniest, most eccentric books of the year'
Craig Brown,Mail on Sunday

When James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary's official biography, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, court members and retainers around Europe. The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years. Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age.

Giving much greater insight into Queen Mary than the official version, and including sharply observed encounters with, among others, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Duke of Gloucester, and a young Queen Elizabeth, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing.James Pope-Hennessywas a British biographer and travel writer. His books includedLondon Fabric(for which he was awarded the Hawthornden Prize),Sins of the Fathers(an account of the Atlantic slave traffickers),Anthony TrollopeandQueen Victoria at Windsor and Balmoral. He died in 1974.

Hugo Vickersis a writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and an acknowledged expert on the British Royal Family. He has written biographies of the Queen Mother, Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough, Cecil Beaton, Vivien Leigh, Princess Andrew of Greece and the Duchess of Windsor. His bookThe Kisswon the 1996 Stern Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction. His polemic,The Crown - Truth & Fictionattracted international publicity in 2018.Funny and astute, it provides a loathly feast for royal-watchers
Hilary Mantel,New Statesman
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