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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
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit. Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive the vipers of court life with her sense of humor intact. A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident. Through it all, Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, aristocrats, and celebrities. With unprecedented insight into the royal family, Lady in Waiting is a witty, candid, dramatic, at times heart-breaking personal story capturing life in a golden cage for a woman with no inheritance"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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1932-
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Glenconner, Anne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biography and memoir
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Glenconner, Anne
  • Margaret
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Great Britain
  • Large type books
  • Margaret
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Large type books
  • Great Britain
Label
Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown, Anne Glenconner
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The greatest disappointment -- Hitler's mess -- The traveling salesman -- The coronation -- For better, for worse -- Absolutely furious -- The making of Mustique -- A princess in pajamas -- 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 us do part -- Whatever next?
Control code
on1150803769
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
453 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432881115
Lccn
2020009988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150803769
Label
Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown, Anne Glenconner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The greatest disappointment -- Hitler's mess -- The traveling salesman -- The coronation -- For better, for worse -- Absolutely furious -- The making of Mustique -- A princess in pajamas -- 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 us do part -- Whatever next?
Control code
on1150803769
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
453 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432881115
Lccn
2020009988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150803769

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