The sisters saw British fascism from behind the scenes and had an equally intimate view of the arrival of Wallis Simpson and the marriage and life of the Windsors. Based on unpublished letters and diaries, this is a wonderfully revealing portrait of British upper-class life during the first half of the 20th century.
©2000 Anne de Courcy; (P)2007 Oakhill Publishing
"Celebrity lovers will love this book, which covers all aspects of the lives of this elite group, it's wealth, manners (ill-bred and upper crust), lusts, and political intrigues" (Library Journal)
The narration of this audiobook may sound; at first, quite good, however it doesn't sound right when the narrator uses the letter 'f' instead of 'th' e.g.. HH Askwith is read as 'Askwif' and 'Mary's death...' as 'Mary's def'.... I think it is awful, also 'Weather...' is recorded as 'Wefer'.. Please listen intently, this is not a criticism of the Narrator, but the audio production - very poor.
The lives of Curzon's daughters, examined not only through events but through diaries, letters and other personal exchanges, gives a fascinating vantage point on the first half of the 20th century, from life in 'society' to the rise of British facism, the abdication of Edward VIII and the Second World War.
The narrator reads clearly, with good pace and expression, and her voice is right for the book.
This book proved very enjoyable in every sense, far more so than I had expected.
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