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Elizabeth & Margaret : the intimate world of the Windsor sisters / by Andrew Morton.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 941.085092 LP MORTON (Text) 519626 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781432889722
  • ISBN: 1432889729
  • Physical Description: 531 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.

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General Note:
Includes black and white photos.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-525) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Sister, friend, judge -- Rising of the sun and the moon -- Sisters at war -- Love in a warm climate -- The long goodbye -- "Bad or mad" -- "My dear Prime Minister" -- The prince and the showgirl -- "Sex, sex, sex" -- Cool Britannia -- "I hate you" -- "My darling angel" -- Bud and her Rose.
Summary, etc.:
"They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward Vlll decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Forever more Margaret would have to curtsey to the sister she called 'Lillibet.' And bow to her wishes. Elizabeth would always look upon her younger sister's antics with a kind of stoical amusement, but Margaret's struggle to find a place and position inside the royal system--and her fraught relationship with its expectations--was often a source of tension. Famously, the Queen had to inform Margaret that the Church and government would not countenance her marrying a divorcee, Group Captain Peter Townsend, forcing Margaret to choose between keeping her title and royal allowances or her divorcee lover. From the idyll of their cloistered early life, through their hidden war-time lives, into the divergent paths they took following their father's death and Elizabeth's ascension to the throne, this book explores their relationship over the years. Andrew Morton's latest biography offers unique insight into these two drastically different sisters--one resigned to duty and responsibility, the other resistant to it--and the lasting impact they have had on the Crown, the royal family, and the ways it adapted to the changing mores of the 20th century"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Margaret, Princess, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002.
Queens > Great Britain > Biography.
Princesses > Great Britain > Biography.
Sisters > Great Britain > Biography.
Windsor family.
Large type books.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Margaret, Princess, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002.
Windsor family.
Large type books.
Princesses.
Queens.
Sisters.
Great Britain.
Genre: Biographies.

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