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This review is from: Daughter of Empire: Life as a Mountbatten (Hardcover)
What a delightful little book. Pamela Hicks gives us a forthright account of her early years and what I especially liked was the lack of whinging. The author portrays herself as privileged to have had the life she did, as indeed she was, but as a child coping with her parents open marriage and frequent absence must have been confusing and lonely,but young Pamela looks for the positive and gets on with her life. There are some charming details which show her sensitive nature for example when she is evacuated she recalls pulling away from the house keeper's goodbye kiss.This haunts her " I imagined her back at Broadlands, upset and mystified by my rudeness. I made sure that I wrote to her with a lot of affection in my letters, telling her that I couldn't wait to see her again." Remarkable that after all these years her abiding memory of this lonely and frightening time is the guilt she felt at the upset she may have caused another.
Two small critisims it would have been informative to have had a family tree and it was too short, I wanted more.