The Mountbattens

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Andrew Lownie
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11,8 MB
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The Mountbattens.pdf
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3695342300393

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The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller 'Richly entertaining... impressively well-researched' Daily Mail, Biography of the Year 'Incisive... strongly recommend' The Times 'A study in aggressive social climbing [with] quick-moving fluency' Sunday Times 'Painstakingly researched... genuinely enthralling' Observer 'A page-turner which is also a carefully researched work of history' Spectator 'A compelling new biography...superbly researched' Daily Express 'Everything a top-notch biography should be' Budapest Times 'Well-researched, enjoyable, revealing' The Oldie ************************ The intimate story of a unique marriage that spans the heights of glamour and power to infidelity, manipulation and disaster through the heart of the 20th century. DICKIE MOUNTBATTEN: A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the Royal Family taking the Mountbatten name, he was Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War II and the last Viceroy of India. EDWINA MOUNTBATTEN: Once the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, she emerged from World War II as a magnetic and talented humanitarian worker loved around the world. From British high society to the South of France, from the battlefields of Burma to the Viceroy's House, The Mountbattens is a rich and filmic story of a powerful partnership, revealing the truth behind a carefully curated legend. Was Mountbatten one of the outstanding leaders of his generation, or a man over-promoted because of his royal birth, high-level connections, film-star looks and ruthless self-promotion? What is the true story behind controversies such as the Dieppe Raid and Indian Partition, the love affair between Edwina and Nehru, and Mountbatten's assassination in 1979? Based on over 100 interviews, research from dozens of archives and new information released under Freedom of Information requests, prize-winning historian Andrew Lownie sheds new light on this remarkable couple.

A triumph of storytelling. * Anne Sebba, biographer of ... From British high society to the South of France, from the battlefields of Burma to the Viceroy's House, The Mountbattens is a rich and filmic story of a powerful partnership, revealing the truth behind a carefully curated legend. From British high society to the South of France, from the battlefields of Burma to the Viceroy's House, The Mountbattens is a rich and filmic story of a powerful partnership, revealing the truth behind a carefully curated legend. This is a biography of the glamorous couple behind the modern royal family.

Nicholas Knatchbull (aged 14yrs) Mountbatten had set to sea ... The expenses incurred in the Mountbattens' proposed travel (carbon emissions!), their security entourage, advisers, general hangers-on and royalist political sycophants could be in the millions - and should, more appropriately, be devoted to bushfire victims' wellbeing ("William and Kate to visit bushfire-hit regions", February 12, p3). Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma was many things: peerlessly ambitious and well connected, a confidant to princes, a loyal family man, and the last Viceroy of India. The love lives of Lord and Lady Mountbatten — bedhopping, gay affairs and dangerous liaisons She had affairs, he was bisexual — just some of the claims of the Mountbattens made by Andrew Lownie in... Recommended * The Naval Review * This is a must-read for anyone drawn to explore the story of the Mountbattens. A compelling book packed with fascinating new material, brilliantly told.

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