The Quest for Queen Mary

The Quest for Queen Mary

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'A scary portrait of put-upon servants and potty aristos ... this is arguably the most riotously funny volume published this year'
Max Hastings, Sunday Times

'One of the funniest, most eccentric books of the year'
Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

When James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary's official biography, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, court members and retainers around Europe. The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years. Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age.

Giving much greater insight into Queen Mary than the official version, and including sharply observed encounters with, among others, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Duke of Gloucester, and a young Queen Elizabeth, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing.

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The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present Queen's grandmother. Published in full for the first time and edited by much-admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers.

Publisher: London :, Zuleika :, Hodder & Stoughton, Zuleika, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781529330625
Branch Call Number: BIO Mary POP
Characteristics: 335 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vickers, Hugo - Editor

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