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Princess Mary: The First Modern Princess by [Elisabeth Basford, Hugo Vickers]

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At last a biography of Princess Mary, the Queen’s aunt – and a good one ... She has long deserved a full study and in Elisabeth Basford, she has found a dedicated and sympathetic biographer, who has done her full justice -- Hugo Vickers

An enjoyable, worthwhile story, not least in its celebration of an exemplary royal record undertaken with modesty, kindliness and sincerity -- Matthew Dennison, Daily Telegraph

Filled with never previously known information, this first full biography is
the definitive read for this refreshingly forward-looking, eternally good-willed and relatively little-known Princess -- Annabel Sampson, Tatler

She was an exemplar of the unflagging postwar countess, always doing good, always keeping busy to stave off grief.
When we contemplate the Queen’s lifelong devotion to duty, we sense the influence of her unpretentious aunt -- Ysenda Maxtone Graham, The Times

Surprisingly, there has never been a biography of Princess Mary, the Queen's aunt and sister to George VI and the Duke of Windsor, until now. Elisabeth Basford's diligently researched account of the princess's life is therefore a welcome one ... Basford persuasively argues that she was a thoroughly modern member of the royal family, possessed of genuine compassion and interest in helping others ... Perhaps some of her descendants could learn from her

-- Alexander Larman, Observer --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Elisabeth Basford is a writer based in South Yorkshire. She has 25 years' experience as a teacher and examiner, and has written for magazines and online publications including Cosmopolitan, Red, and Goldie.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08R9BG6B7
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The History Press (5 February 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 11402 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 303 pages
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Elisabeth is a writer, a teacher and an examiner.

She writes a very popular blog called Write On Ejaleigh! Here she writes about everything from non-fiction articles on educational issues, mental health, autism and gardening to royal history and English literature. She has written for a wide variety of publications including Majesty, Red and Goldie. She has had short stories and non-fiction articles included in two published collections.

Although relatively new to the royal biography community, Elisabeth has been fascinated by royal history since she was a small child. Her interest in Princess Mary arose when she was given a book to celebrate the silver jubilee of George V and saw a picture of Mary, who she believed resembled our current Princess Royal, Princess Anne. Her first book, a biography of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) will be published in February 2021 by the History Press. Elisabeth runs two very popular Princess Mary social media pages. https://www.instagram.com/princessmaryprincessroyal/ and https://www.facebook.com/PrincessMaryPrincessRoyalCountessofHarewood/

Elisabeth is a former student of Nottingham High School for Girls and has a Masters Degree from the University of Sheffield. She is also passionate about English and French literature and is an active member of the Brontë Society. She is a great fan of Joe Orton, Leigh Bowery and the late great Frank Sidebottom and even has a life-size replica of his papier mache head!

Elisabeth has been a teacher and senior manager in a variety of educational settings for nearly thirty years. She is married and lives with her husband, two children and two cats, Barbara and Mittens in South Yorkshire.

Blog https://writeonejaleigh.blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ejaleigh?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elisabethbasford/

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5.0 out of 5 stars Well-written, well-researched, very interesting
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3.0 out of 5 stars The first new Biography of Princess Mary the Queen's Aunt-Disappointing photos and cover!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meticulously researched and lovingly, though fairly, written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meticulously researched and lovingly, though fairly, written.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 February 2021
What an inspiring, beautiful, and strong tribute to a woman I had no idea was worthy of such admiration. I was moved to actual tears TWICE. @elisabethbasford , this is a triumph. #princessmarycountessofharewood @princessmaryprincessroyal #biography #newwriting #bookstagram #modernprincess #princessmary #class #herroyalhappiness #sunshineprincess #girlguides #nurselife #chancellor #rolemodel
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