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

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Oxford Public Library 941.085 WIN (Text to phone) 33530147508268 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/21/2021

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-347) 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.:
A biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret examines their early idyllic youth as the closest of sisters as well as their often fraught relationship after their father's death and Elizabeth's ascension to the throne.
They were the closest of sisters until their uncle Edward Vlll decided to abdicate the throne. Then the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Forever more Margaret would have to curtsy to her sister and bow to her wishes. Margaret's struggle to find a place and position inside the royal system was often a source of tension. When the Church and government would not allow her to marry a divorcé, Group Captain Peter Townsend, Margaret had to choose between keeping her title and royal allowances or her lover. Morton explores their relationship, offering unique insight into a woman resigned to duty and responsibility, and a sister resistant to it. -- adapted from jacket
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.
Genre: Biographies.

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