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Lady in Waiting Hardcover – 24 March 2020

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"It's an astonishing story and narrated with a deceptive simplicity. There isn't a boring sentence in the entire book."--Daily Mail


"Riveting...[Anne's] stiff upper lip never quivers."--Oprah Magazine


"Stalwart and disarmingly honest....Emotion resonates through this delightful memoir...candid, humorous."--The Wall Street Journal


"Lady in Waiting...will make you laugh and cry and gasp....At the heart is loss, grief, stoicism, and love."
--Airmail

"A smart, dishy, and truly touching autobiography."--Town & Country


"Lady Glenconner provides an open and honest look into the private lives of England's royal family and the most elite members of society. The author's sense of humor shines through in her writing, bringing levity to some of the difficult times that peppered her life."--Library Journal (starred review)


"Whether describing scenes of delicacy or debauchery, these insider accounts are fascinating. Glenconner is unfailingly perceptive, honest, and amazingly down-to-earth, a survivor who embodies the British trait of "getting on with it.""
--Booklist (starred review)


"In this genuine and candid work, Lady Anne recounts her story, offering some rare insight into the uniquely fascinating world of royal life."--BookRiot


"A must-read book of the year."
--Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday


"Anne Glenconner's life story is a combination of royal magic, personal tragedy and resilient survival. With humor, courage, and preternatural poise, Anne Glenconner triumphed over all of it and at last tells the story of her uniquely fascinating life."
--Tina Brown

About the Author

Lady Glenconner was born Lady Anne Coke in 1932, the eldest daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, and grew up at their ancestral estate at Holkham Hall in Norfolk, England. A Maid of Honor at the Queen's coronation, she married Lord Glenconner in 1956. They had five children together, three of whom survive. In 1958 she and her husband began to transform the island of Mustique into a paradise for the rich and famous. They granted a plot of land to Princess Margaret, who built her favorite home there. Anne Glenconner was appointed a Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret in 1971 and kept this role--accompanying her on many state occasions and foreign tours--until the Princess's death in 2002. Lord Glenconner died in 2010. Lady Glenconner now lives in a farmhouse in Norfolk.

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Janet Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating autobiography
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1.0 out of 5 stars Autobiography poorly written!
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