Title: Lady In Waiting
Authors: Glenconner, Anne
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 321
Year: 2019
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: English
Description: The subtitle says it all: 'my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown'. The daughter of an earl, Maid of Honour at the Queen's coronation, wife of a Lord, mother of five, Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret ... the list is long, but this is no fairy tale. Along with the famous names and the glitz and glamour, there is tragedy, betrayal and heartache.

Both fascinating and sobering in turn, this very readable memoir of Lady Anne Glenconner offers a unique window into a world of wealth and privilege that most people can only dream of.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Both my husband and I rated this book highly. I hope it is added to the catalogue."

"The author writes easily and well and the book is actually very hard to put down (to my surprise!)."

"Lots of interesting snippets about a life that seems incredible now but was entirely 'normal' for the times and her class."

"A very interesting insight into life in the aristocracy, or at least how it used to be."

"It was fascinating to learn of the purchase and development of the Caribbean island of Mustique."

'You can't help but roll your eyes at times when she details the excesses in their lives (travel, purchases, expectations)."

"Talk about a life well lived! Mine is looking extremely dull in comparison."

"There's apparent candour about her family and others but it's done with some tact and discretion. They probably still talk to her post-publication!"

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Social commentary/perspectives, UK, 2022 Titles, Larger font


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By: CHCH 194 2021-04-13 15:51:22
A detailed account of life lived in the upper-class English aristocracy. It did not show them in a favourable light with excesses indulged. Perhaps an excess of honesty was not necessary after so much time.

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