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The Resource Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown, Anne Glenconner

Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown, Anne Glenconner

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Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown
Title
Lady in waiting
Title remainder
my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown
Statement of responsibility
Anne Glenconner
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her. 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 estates 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
Summary
The daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, unable to inherit her father's estate, describes growing up with royalty, having served as Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation and as lady in waiting to Princess Margaret
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10878090
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Glenconner, Anne
Dewey number
941.085
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Margaret
  • Glenconner, Anne
  • Autobiographies
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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my extraordinary life in the shadow of the Crown
Label
Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown, Anne Glenconner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Zuleika."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The greatest disappointment -- Hitler's mess -- The travelling salesman -- The coronation -- For better, for worse -- Absolutely furious -- The making of mustique -- A princess in pyjamas -- Motherhood -- Lady in waiting -- The Caribbean spectaculars -- A royal tour -- A year at Kensington Palace -- The lost ones -- A nightmare and a miracle -- Forever young -- The last days of a princess -- Until death do us part -- Whatever next?
Control code
000066139814
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781529359077
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1090914753
Label
Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown, Anne Glenconner
Publication
Note
"Zuleika."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The greatest disappointment -- Hitler's mess -- The travelling salesman -- The coronation -- For better, for worse -- Absolutely furious -- The making of mustique -- A princess in pyjamas -- Motherhood -- Lady in waiting -- The Caribbean spectaculars -- A royal tour -- A year at Kensington Palace -- The lost ones -- A nightmare and a miracle -- Forever young -- The last days of a princess -- Until death do us part -- Whatever next?
Control code
000066139814
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781529359077
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1090914753

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