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Inhaltsangabe: "In 1953, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Alice was dressed from head to foot in a long gray dress and a gray cloak, and a nun's veil. Amidst all the jewels, and velvet and coronets, and the fine uniforms, she exuded an unworldly simplicity. Seated with the royal family, she was a part of them, yet somehow distanced from them. Inasmuch as she is remembered at all today, it is as this shadowy figure in gray nun's clothes..."
Princess Alice, mother of Prince Phillip, was something of a mystery figure even within her own family. She was born deaf, at Windsor Castle, in the presence of her grandmother, Queen Victoria, and brought up in England, Darmstadt, and Malta.
In 1903 she married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and from then on her life was overshadowed by wars, revolutions, and enforced periods of exile. By the time she was thirty-five, virtually every point of stability was overthrown. Though the British royal family remained in the ascendant, her German family ceased to be ruling princes, her two aunts who had married Russian royalty had come to savage ends, and soon afterwards Alice's own husband was nearly executed as a political scapegoat.
The middle years of her life, which should have followed a conventional and fulfilling path, did the opposite. She suffered from a serious religious crisis and at the age of forty-five was removed from her family and placed in a sanitarium in Switzerland, where she was pronounced a paranoid schizophrenic. As her stay in the clinic became prolonged, there was a time where it seemed she might never walk free again. How she achieved her recovery is just one of the remarkable aspects of her story.
About the Author:
Hugo Vickers was born in 1951 and educated at Eton and Strasbourg University. His books include Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough; Cecil Beaton; Vivien Leigh; Loving Garbo; Royal Orders; The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; and The Kiss, which won the 1996 Stern Silver Pen for Non-fiction. He is an acknowledged expert on the royal family, appears regularly on television, and has lectured all over the world. Hugo Vickers and his family divide their time between London and a manor house in Hampshire.
Titel: Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece
Verlag: HAMISH HAMILTON LTD
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Buchbeschreibung Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2000. Buchzustand: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. , 900grams, ISBN:9780241136867. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6982553
Buchbeschreibung Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Previous owners name inside front page. Tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0007678907
Buchbeschreibung Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0007759867
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001293571
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, Limited. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0241136865I4N00
Buchbeschreibung London Hamish Hamilton, 2000. 1st edn. Hardback in d/w. 477pp. 40 b/w photo illustrations. Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. FINE uninscribed copy in FINE unclipped d/w.The most mysterious princess of the twentieth century. Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece, was the mother of Prince Philip and led an extraordinary life, yet her story is now largely forgotten. In writing her biography, Hugo Vickers was given access to private papers at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Darmstadt and Broadlaiids, and interviewed many members of the royal family. His book. which is authorized by Princess Alice’s Family, throws new light on the Greek royal family and the Battenberg/Mountbatten families, and on the childhood of the Duke of Edinburgh. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6307
Buchbeschreibung Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 1st imp. price clipped. owners name to fep. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 901575
Buchbeschreibung Hamish Hamilton, London, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near fine condition in near fine dust wrapper (sunned spine), octavo, green boards , faint tanning to edges, illustrated with photographs, xvii plus 477 pages bibliography, family trees and index. [QP]. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009383
Buchbeschreibung HAMISH HAMILTON LTD. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0241136865 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.1906688
Buchbeschreibung HAMISH HAMILTON LTD, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0241136865-2-4