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Title:
Daughter of empire : my life as a Mountbatten
Author:
Hicks, Pamela, 1929- , author.
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012.
Physical Description:
240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A memoir of a singular childhood in England and India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten. Pamela Mountbatten entered a remarkable family when she was born in 1929. As the younger daughter of a glamorous heiress and a British earl, Pamela spent much of her early life with her sister, nannies, and servants--and a menagerie that included, at different times, a bear, two wallabies, a mongoose, and a lion. Her parents each had lovers who lived openly with the family. The house was full of guests like Sir Winston Churchill, Noël Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, and the Duchess of Windsor. When World War II broke out, Pamela and her sister were sent to live in New York City with Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1947, her father was appointed to oversee the independence of India. Amid the turmoil, Pamela worked with student leaders, developed warm friendships with Gandhi and Nehru, and witnessed both the joy of Independence Day and its terrible aftermath. Soon afterwards, she was a bridesmaid in Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Philip, and was at the young princess's side when she learned her father had died and she was queen. This witty, intimate memoir is an enchanting lens through which to view the early part of the twentieth century--From publisher description.
General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--Title page verso.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781476733814

9781476733821
Format :
Book

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