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The Resource Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street 1912-16, Anne de Courcy

Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street 1912-16, Anne de Courcy

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Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street 1912-16
Title
Margot at war
Title remainder
love and betrayal in Downing Street 1912-16
Statement of responsibility
Anne de Courcy
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last five years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life. In 1912, when Anne de Courcy's book opens, rumblings of discontent and cries for social reform were encroaching on all sides - from suffragettes, striking workers and Irish nationalists. Against this background of a government beset with troubles, the Prime Minister fell desperately in love with his daughter's best friend, Venetia Stanley; to complicate matters, so did his Private Secretary. Margot's relationship with her husband was already bedevilled by her stepdaughter's jealous, almost incestuous adoration of her father. The outbreak of the First World War only heightened these swirling tensions within Downing Street. Drawing on unpublished material from personal papers and diaries, Anne de Courcy vividly recreates this extraordinary time when the Prime Minister's residence was run like an English country house, with socialising taking precedence over politics, love letters written in the cabinet room and gossip and state secrets exchanged over the bridge table. By 1916, when Asquith was forced out of office, everything had changed. For the country as a whole, for those in power, for a whole stratum of society, but especially for the Asquiths and their circle, it was the end of an era. Life inside Downing Street would never be the same again
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De Courcy, Anne
Dewey number
941.083
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Asquith, H. H.
  • Asquith, H. H.
  • Asquith, Margot
  • Montagu, Venetia Stanley
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street 1912-16, Anne de Courcy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053741772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297869863
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street 1912-16, Anne de Courcy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053741772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297869863
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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