Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts

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Andre Deutsch, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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Princess Margaret was one of the most controversial royal figures of the twentieth century. Widely admired as a young woman, she was famous for her beauty and charisma, but also for her sense of loyalty and duty. The charismatic Princess not only brought colour and sex appeal into an otherwise colourless royal family, but did much to help bring the monarchy and its attitudes into the modern world. In recent years, dogged by accidents and ill-health, much of the Princess's youthful vigour and charm, not to mention her hard work, has been forgotten. Following her death on 9 February, in the Queen's golden jubilee year, and poignantly close to the anniversary of George VI's death, the story of her life is once again front pages news. In this fully updated memorial edition of his acclaimed study, originally undertaken with the co-operation of the Princess and many of those closest to her, her authorized biographer Christopher Warwick looks again at the life and work of this enigmatic and individual royal figure, and brings her story to a close with her funeral in Windsor. is a fitting tribute to an exceptional, deeply complex woman.

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Christopher Warwick is the author of several best-selling biographies, among them the authorized "Princess Margaret"; "King George VI & Queen Elizabeth"; "George & Marina, Duke & Duchess of Kent"; "Queen Mary's Photograph Albums" and "The Universal Ustinov," a popular study of the celebrated actor, writer and raconteur, Sir Peter Ustinov. He has also written widely for newspapers and magazines both at home and abroad, and frequently appears on television and radio.

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