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The governess, Wendy Holden

Label
The governess
Title
The governess
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Holden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Governess tells the story of Marion 'Crawfie' Crawford, the progressive young working-class woman who, as royal governess for seventeen years, lived on the most intimate terms with Princess Margaret and the future Queen Elizabeth II. A long time member of the Windsors' inner circle, Marion had a ringside seat to some of the most seismic events of the 20th century. The castles and palaces may have housed a family frozen in time, but outside poverty and unemployment were breeding unrest in 1930s Britain, with Hitler's ascent looming. If royalty was to survive, it must draw closer to the people. And so Marion took the princesses on tubes and buses, swimming at public baths, Christmas shopping at Woolworth's. Marion's devotion meant personal sacrifices, and years of dedication counted for nothing once she published The Little Princesses, a loving, harmless account of life as a royal governess. It earned Marion the Windsors' lasting fury. This is a look into the childhood of the world's longest reigning monarch: a story of conflict and contradiction, of state dinners and hunger marches, of a left-winger amongst the ultimate conservatives, of a modern woman in an ancient institution
Related
Cataloging source
NZLEP
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1965-
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Holden, Wendy
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Crawford, Marion
  • Margaret
  • Elizabeth
  • Princesses
  • Royal governesses
  • Great Britain
Label
The governess, Wendy Holden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback / softback
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
Control code
000067588816
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9781787394704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1162206366
Label
The governess, Wendy Holden
Publication
Note
Paperback / softback
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
Control code
000067588816
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9781787394704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1162206366

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