The Quest for Queen Mary

The Quest for Queen Mary

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The Quest for Queen Mary

A noted British biographer offers an unexpectedly funny series of previously unpublished interviews that give an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of the House of Windsor and the late Queen Mary, demonstrating “with wit, candor, and unassailable force… that royal persons are not at all like ordinary people” (The New York Review of Books).

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The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present Queen’s grandmother. Published in full for the first time and edited by much-admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers.

When James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary’s official biography, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, court members and retainers around Europe. The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years. Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age.

Giving much greater insight into Queen Mary than the official version, and including sharply observed encounters with, among others, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Duke of Gloucester, and a young Queen Elizabeth, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing.

Categories: Nonfiction
Release Date: September 28, 2018
Publisher: Hachette UK
Run time: 9 hours and 25 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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