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Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown / Anne Glenconner.

Glenconner, Anne, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Highland Community Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cambria County Library System. (Show)
  • 13 of 27 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

Current holds

5 current holds with 27 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Highland Community Library B GLE (Text) 35610000969670 HGHM New Book Shelf Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780306846366
  • ISBN: 0306846365
  • Physical Description: vii, 325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published... by Hodder & Stoughton in Great Britain in October 2019."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit. Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive court life with her sense of humor intact. A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident. Through it all, Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, aristocrats, and celebrities."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Glenconner, Anne.
Margaret, Princess, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002.
Great Britain > Court and courtiers > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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