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This really is a beautiful, lavishly illustrated biography revealing that Margaret was born in circumstances that would ordinarily have excluded her from respectable middle-class let alone Royal society --Betty's Books blog
Cultural historian Sian Evans has drawn on her extensive knowledge of historic houses and their archives to explore the largely unrecorded working and personal lives of our ancestors 'in service'. She previously worked for the National Trust, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Design Museum, and is the author of Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust and Pattern Design.
Fascinating read about an incredible journey from rags to vast wealth and connections with royalty.Published 14 months ago by Kate Hoile
I had visited Polsden Lacey, and wanted to know more. This book proved to be an essential adjunct to the visit - magnificently written almost as a series of articles, separate but... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Malcolm G.
very interesting read glad I bought it
very interesting historical events of that time
showed how different views are today
The life of the heir to the McEwen's beer fortune, the formidable grand dame The Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville, is told with ease and grace in this attractively designed volume, whose... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Multrus
Well researched; a lightweight book that will take you back in time; you will read it in a couple of days. XPublished 16 months ago by Stephen
Mrs Ronnie: The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings What an amazing character. A visit to her house is one of the gems in the National Trusts 'armoury'.Published 16 months ago by Sara Jayne Stanes
This was a great book, about a very interesting person.
It was not too long but bought the people and times to life very well.
A fantastic well written book, full of very interesting information about Mrs Greville. Couldn't put it down!
Would recommend it to anyone who has visited Polesden Lacey.
The subject matter will be appreciated by the recipient, but as we haven't heard back, we can't comment. Looks good though.Published 19 months ago by md751