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2.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but very short insiders view of HM The Queen Mothers life, 15 Sep 2011
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Interesting and somewhat touching book about the life of one of HM The Queen Mothers niece's, The Hon. Margaret Rhodes CRVO.
It does give a somewhat unique...if somewhat brief... look inside the world of the British monarchy, but at 156 pages is way too light on detail, and tends to skip over the most interesting of subjects, where a little more insight and insider knowledge would have been welcome.
Her life contrasted sharply with that of her Aunt, and first cousin, who is of course HM Queen Elizabeth II and she had the family connections to make sure she had a 'good war', living at Buckingham Palace during hostilities and working for MI5...again, sadly skipped over.
Then of course her Uncle died, cousin became Queen, and she was married: Had a family life, interspersed with big family parties, reasonably successful husband... then he died, she was depressed, HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wanted company, she started as a lady in waiting and they both had fun.
To be honest, thats a brief but accurate synopsis of the book; if you're a royal fan you will already know 99% of info inside....
So in summary, interesting, was very keenly anticipated but sadly unfulfilled.
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