“Rollicking, impossible to resist, un-positioned-downable . . . For somebody . . . who swooned to Netflix’s The Crown, this e-book shall be manna from heaven.” ―Hamish Bowles, Vogue
“Ninety-9 Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a great, eccentric deal with.” ―Anna Mundow, The Wall Side road Journal
“I ripped in the course of the e-book with the avidity of Margaret attacking her morning vodka and orange juice . . . The knowledge of the e-book, and the artistry, is in how Brown subtly expands his lens from Margaret’s misbehavior . . . to people who gawked at her, who huddled round her, pens poised over their diaries, hoping for the display she by no means denied them.” ―Parul Sehgal, The New York Times
“Brown has performed one thing extraordinary: He makes the reader care, even sympathize, with most likely the remaining topic worth of such affection . . . His e-book is huge amusing, equivalent measures insightful and hysterical.” ―Karen Heller, The Washington Post
A witty and profound portrait of essentially the most talked-approximately English royal
She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson presented her cocaine. Gore Vidal respected her. Francis 1st Baron Verulam heckled her. Peter Dealers was once head over heels in love together with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was once the article of sexual myth.
Princess Margaret aroused hobby and indignation in equivalent measures. To her pals, she was once witty and regal. To her enemies, she was once impolite and critical. In her Nineteen Fifties heyday, she was once noticed as some of the glamorous and fascinating girls on this planet. By the point of her dying in 2002, she had come to personify sadness. One loved one mentioned he had by no means identified an unhappier lady. The story of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in opposite: desire dashed, happiness mislaid, existence mishandled.
Such an enigmatic and divisive determine calls for a reckoning that may be some distance from the standard fare. Combining interviews, parodies, goals, parallel lives, diaries, bulletins, lists, catalogues, and essays, Craig Brown’s Ninety-9 Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a kaleidoscopic test in biography and a witty meditation on status and artwork, snobbery and deference, bohemia and prime society.