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The Little Princesses

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The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford. Introduced by Jennie Bond. Published by Cassell 1950 this edition Orion 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. Pages are tanned at edges. Very good condition.

In little more than fifty years the regard with which the Royal Family are held has changed out of all recognition. Their private lives are now the stuff of soap opera and it seems any one who comes into contact with them sells their story to the magazines or to the newspapers. Marion Crawford, 'Crawfie', as she was known to the Queen and Princess Margaret, became governess to the children of the Duke and Duchess of York in the early 1930s, little suspecting she was nurturing her future Queen. Beginning at the quiet family home in Piccadilly in the early 1930s and ending with the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 1948, Crawfie tells how she brought the princesses up to be 'Royal' whilst also exposing them to the ordinary world of underground trains, buses and swimming lessons. Her anecdotes, accompanied by over a hundred photographs, provide a fascinating insight into the childhood of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. THE LITTLE PRINCESSES was published in 1950 to a furore we cannot imagine today. It was the first account of life with the Royals ever published and, although it is a touching account of the childhood of the Queen and Princess Margaret, Crawfie was demonised by the press and the Queen Mother, who had been a great friend and who had, Crawfie maintained, given her permission to write the account never spoke to her again.

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Author(s):
Crawford M
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21x13x3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752851950
ISBN-13:
9780752851952
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
The Little Princesses

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The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford. Introduced by Jennie Bond. Published by Cassell 1950 this edition Orion 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. Pages are tanned at edges. Very good condition.

In little more than fifty years the regard with which the Royal Family are held has changed out of all recognition. Their private lives are now the stuff of soap opera and it seems any one who comes into contact with them sells their story to the magazines or to the newspapers. Marion Crawford, 'Crawfie', as she was known to the Queen and Princess Margaret, became governess to the children of the Duke and Duchess of York in the early 1930s, little suspecting she was nurturing her future Queen. Beginning at the quiet family home in Piccadilly in the early 1930s and ending with the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 1948, Crawfie tells how she brought the princesses up to be 'Royal' whilst also exposing them to the ordinary world of underground trains, buses and swimming lessons. Her anecdotes, accompanied by over a hundred photographs, provide a fascinating insight into the childhood of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. THE LITTLE PRINCESSES was published in 1950 to a furore we cannot imagine today. It was the first account of life with the Royals ever published and, although it is a touching account of the childhood of the Queen and Princess Margaret, Crawfie was demonised by the press and the Queen Mother, who had been a great friend and who had, Crawfie maintained, given her permission to write the account never spoke to her again.

Author(s):
Crawford M
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21x13x3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752851950
ISBN-13:
9780752851952
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
The Little Princesses

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