WICKED WIT OF PRINCESS MARGARET


WICKED WIT OF PRINCESS MARGARET

COMPILED BY KAREN DOLBY    Book Number: 91619    Product format: Hardback

Princess Margaret courted controversy and was fêted and photographed, praised and vilified in equal measure. The younger sister of our present Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret was a renowned beauty whose glamour was perhaps more that of a film star than a princess. Well known for her feisty, independent nature, her bohemian social circles, and her controversial romantic entanglements, she was also notorious for her imperious wit. Entertaining, demanding, playful and at time a little lost, Margaret was dazzling. She lived a life full of parties, daring dalliances, a little tragedy and a smattering of controversy and her fierce refusal to properly conform provided a feast of fascinating anecdotes and searing one-liners. The book is a timeline of Margaret's life from her birth at Glamis Castle on 21st August 1930 and the news from Crawfie that Papa was to be King and they were to move to Buckingham Palace when she was six. Marion Crawford's memoir 'The Little Princesses' when published in 1950 horrified the royal family. She described Margaret as a practical joker, fond of 'light-hearted fun and frolics'. Some of the withering pomposity quoted in the book is incredibly rude like her remarks about Coronation Chicken specially cooked for the princess: 'This looks like sick' was her only comment. She claimed not to be aware she was making a bored or disapproving look. She relished her role as President of the Royal Ballet. 175pp. Illus.
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ISBN 9781782439585
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