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The Mountbattens

Lownie, Andrew2019
Books, Manuscripts
A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, Dickie Mountbatten's career included being Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War Two and the last Viceroy of India. Once the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from World War Two as a magnetic and talented charity worker loved around the world. From the prize-winning and bestselling historian, Andrew Lownie, comes a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage to mark the 40th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten's assassination by the IRA.
Main title:
The Mountbattens / Andrew Lownie.
London : Blink, 2019.
490 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781788702560 (hbk)
Dewey class:
929.72941.082092B.MOU941.082920.02920 MOU
LC class:
Local class:
920.MOUB MOU929.2
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