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Behind Palace Doors

Behind Palace Doors

The life of the Queen Mother was intensely secret.

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ISBN 9781786063779
Published 1 September 2017 by John Blake Publishing Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Burgess, Colin
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ISBN-13 9781786063779
ISBN-10 1786063778
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
Imprint John Blake Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2017
International Publication Date 1 October 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Burgess, Colin
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 929.72
Catalogue Code 985601

Description of this Book

The most senior and best respected member of any royal family in history, she did not give one media interview in her 101 years. This affectionate and often hilarious glimpse into her world by her former equerry reveals what life was really like living with the most private of all the royals. In this sharp, funny and evocative memoir, the author draws on his years as the Queen Mother's right-hand man to recount numerous previously untold stories of an extraordinarily long and eventful life. From dancing with Fred Astaire to living through the Blitz; from the time Princess Margaret caught fire at a dinner party to when Prince Charles sought solace from his grandmother as his marriage collapsed, each anecdote and observation provides an historic insight into one of our longest surviving institutions. Constantly fascinating and packed from start to finish with previously untold stories that lift the lid on the idiosyncrasies of royal protocol, this is also a celebration of a life gone - and a way of life fast disappearing.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

MAJOR COLIN BURGESS, MVO, was commissioned into the Irish Guards in 1987. From 1994 and 1996 he served as equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and was made a Member of the Victorian Order by the Queen at an investiture at Buckingham Palace. PAUL CARTER has worked as a sports reporter for the Sunday Times, features writer for the Sun and also at Sky News. In 1996 Paul joined Sport Newspapers and was made editor of the Sunday Sport in 2001.

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