Princess Margaret. A Life Unravelled

Heald Tim

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Phoenix
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2008
Edition: Reprint

Description: 346 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The almost universal conception is that the life of Princess Margaret was a tragic failure, a history of unfulfilment. Tim Healds vivid and elegant biography portrays a woman who was beautiful and sexually alluring—even more so than Princess Diana years later—and whose reputation for naughtiness coexisted with the glamour. The mythology is that Margarets life was "ruined" by her not being allowed to marry the one true love of her life—Group Captain Peter Townsend. Therefore her marriage to Lord Snowdon and her well-attested relationships with Roddy Llewellyn and others were mere consolation prizes. Margarets often exotic personal life in places like Mustique is a key part of her story. The author received extraordinary help from those closest to Princess Margaret, including her family (Lord Snowdon and her son, Lord Linley), three of her private secretaries, and many of her ladies in waiting; as well as gaining the Queens permission to use the royal archives. Heald asks why one of the most famous and loved little girls in the world, who became a juvenile wartime sweetheart, ended her life a sad wheelchairbound figure, publicly reviled and ignored. This is a story of a life in which the private and the public seemed permanently in conflict.

ISBN: 9780753823774


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