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Snowdon: The Biography

Anne de Courcy

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Biography: royalty, Prose: non-fiction

Perfect for fans of The Crown and Ma'am Darling, this is the no-holds-barred biography of the man who married, and divorced, Princess Margaret.

How did a photographer who was a relentless playboy, an unashamed womaniser and a leather-clad motorcyclist marry the Queen's sister and become the Establishment figure Lord Snowdon? The brilliantly talented Antony Armstrong-Jones often humiliated Princess Margaret, yet he was compassionate to the causes he cared about. Since his death in 2017, Snowdon still hasn't escaped the limelight, as more and more is revealed about his wild and intriguing life.

Written with exclusive access to Snowdon and the people closest to him, this book uncovers the real man and his times. Addressing the facts behind the myths - the secret courtship of Margaret, the love child born just weeks after the royal marriage, the affairs on both sides, the suicide of one mistress and the birth of an illegitimate son to another - this is a balanced yet no-holds-barred account of Snowdon's life.

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Praise for Snowdon: The Biography

  • The most sensational book on the Royal Family in recent times - Sunday Telegraph

  • An onslaught of revelation, a dizzyingly switchback ride of mixed emotions, pomp and sleaze ... very true to life - Daily Telegraph

  • Offers a fascinating insight into not just his life but the social mores of the day - Evening Standard

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Anne de Courcy

Anne de Courcy is the author of thirteen widely acclaimed works of social history and biography, including THE HUSBAND HUNTERS, THE FISHING FLEET, THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS and DEBS AT WAR. In the 1970s she was Woman's Editor on the LONDON EVENING NEWS and in the 1980s she was a regular feature-writer for the EVENING STANDARD. She is also a former features writer and reviewer for the DAILY MAIL. She lives in London SW3.

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