The fascinating biography of one of the most controversial royal figures of the twentieth century and its first celebrity: Princess Margaret. As a pre-war royal whose world was hugely circumscribed by the strictures of another age, Princess Margaret was admired as well as vilified for most of her adult life. She helped usher the monarchy into the modern world—which someThe fascinating biography of one of the most controversial royal figures of the twentieth century and its first celebrity: Princess Margaret. As a pre-war royal whose world was hugely circumscribed by the strictures of another age, Princess Margaret was admired as well as vilified for most of her adult life. She helped usher the monarchy into the modern world—which sometimes led to conflict and misunderstanding in both her private and public life. Christopher Warwick’s superbly researched biography redresses the balance. It gives the full, insider story of the Princess’s many love affairs, but also looks at her tireless work for charity and willingness to break taboos—it was she, not Diana, who first championed HIV and AIDS awareness. Princess Margaret reminds us that its subject was one of the most remarkable, if complex and contradictory, modern royal personalities. Reissue....
|Title||:||Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
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Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts Reviews
Watching The Crown got me fascinated with Princess Margaret, so this seemed like the ideal book to read in order to learn more about her.From reading the book, one thing I learnt was that Margaret really had a life of contrasts. On the one hand she loved being a Princess and never let anyone forget she was royal. She had a great sense of duty in regards to her role, and was incredibly religious. But on the other hand, she rebelled against the system, pushing the boundaries and in many ways, helped to modernise the Monarchy - even if this wasn’t always intentional.From being the Queen of the London social scene in the 60’s, to travelling abroad to raise money for the various charities she supported, Margaret was certainly a unique character. It seemed that she had it all, but was never entirely happy within herself. Her life One story in particular that stands out is when one of her friends sons was diagnosed with AIDS - this was in the 80’s when there was a lot more ignorance to the disease - Margaret was one of the few to not turn her back on them, even going as far as to hug the gentlemen in public much to the shock of witnesses. As the author says at the end, most Princes and Princess get forgotten, but Margaret is unlikely to be forgotten anytime soon.
So glad I read this one. Finally, what I feel is a very balanced look at a most remarkable woman who led a rather amazing life despite being sister to the Queen. I've read many books on the royals, but I was pleased to learn new things about this often overlooked woman and some about her family too.
A weak biography . The book was poorly written, and it feels like she must have been a coauthor or had complete control over the contents. . It is very superficial with only those details that are complementary. The book did a decent job of detailing all her ups and downs but there was no incite or reasoning for some of her erratic behaviors. I really would not recommend this, and wish I had read something else to get an idea of what she was like.
She was naughty.
Enjoyable, Factual book but I felt too much was written about her early childhood and not enough about her later life. Fascinating life to read about however.