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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller (Hardback)

By Lownie, Andrew

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A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, Dickie Mountbatten's career included being Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War Two and the last Viceroy of India. On...ce the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from World War Two as a magnetic and talented charity worker loved around the world. From the prize-winning and bestselling historian, Andrew Lownie, comes a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage to mark the 40th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten's assassination by the IRA. From British high society and the South of France to the battlefields of Burma and the Viceroy's House, this is a rich and filmic story whose characters include all the key figures of the Second World War. From Churchill and Montgomery to Roosevelt and Eisenhower; the Royal Family, including the Duke of Windsor, George VI, the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles; to Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Salvador Dali, George Gershwin, Grace Kelly and Merle Oberon. ****************************** Praise for Stalin's Englishman, a Guardian Book of the Year, Times Best Biography of the Year and Mail on Sunday Biography of the Year: 'An abundance of vivid detail... a matchless and splendidly exciting read' Times 'Complicated, revelatory: a superb biography more riveting than a spy novel' Sunday Telegraph
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ISBN 9781788702560
Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781788702560
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint BLINK Publishing
Released 3 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lownie, Andrew
Category Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
World History: Second World War
British & Irish History
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 44mm
Dewey Code 941.082092
Weight 763g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Admirals - Biography - Great Britain, Viceroys - Biography - India, Socialites - Biography - Great Britain, Nobility - Biography - Great Britain, Great Britain - History - George VI, 1936-1952
NBS Text Biography: Royalty
ONIX Text General/trade