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The Final Curtsey

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The Final Curtsey
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The Final Curtsey
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The bestselling behind-the-scenes memoir of the royal family by a cousin who served in MI5—and as one of the Queen's bridesmaids. Includes photos! A Sunday Times number one bestseller in the United Kingdom, this is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. Royalty often came to stay, and her house was run in the style of Downton Abbey. During the Second World War, she "lodged" at Buckingham Palace while she worked for MI5. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin, Princess Elizabeth, to Prince Philip. Three years later, the King and Queen attended her own wedding, in which Princess Margaret was a bridesmaid. In 1990, she was appointed as a lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother, acting also as her companion, which she describes in touching detail. In the early months of 2002, she spent as much time as possible with her ailing aunt and was at her bedside when she died. The next morning, she went to Queen Elizabeth's bedroom to pray, and in farewell dropped her a final curtsey. The Queen Mother regarded Margaret Rhodes as her "third daughter," and she has been extremely close to her cousins, the Queen and Princess Margaret, throughout their lives. Full of charming anecdotes, fascinating characters, and personal photographs, this is an unparalleled insight into the private life of the British monarchy. "Surprisingly addictive." —New Zealand Herald
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Rhodes, Margaret
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
  • History
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The Final Curtsey
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OVERDRIVE:e8e6c423-e846-49bb-8e81-5a6fb1d66f86
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9780857901910
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optical disk
Label
The Final Curtsey
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e8e6c423-e846-49bb-8e81-5a6fb1d66f86
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857901910
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
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