An important determine in the back of his nephew Philip’s marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental within the royal Circle of relatives taking the Mountbatten title, Dickie Mountbatten’s occupation integrated being Excellent Allied Commander of South East Asia all the way through Global Warfare and the final Viceroy of India.
Once the richest girl in Britain and a playgirl who loved a lot of affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from Global Warfare as a magnetic and gifted charity employee cherished world wide.
From the prize-profitable and bestselling historian, Andrew Lownie, comes a nuanced portrayal of 2 very extraordinary other people and their advanced marriage to mark the fortieth anniversary of Lord Mountbatten’s assassination via the IRA.
From British prime society and the South of France to the battlefields of Burma and the Viceroy’s Space, it is a wealthy and filmic tale whose characters come with the entire key figures of the 2nd Global Warfare. From Churchill and Sir Bernard Law to Roosevelt and Eisenhower; the Royal Circle of relatives, together with the Duke of Windsor, George VI, the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles; to Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Salvador Dali, George Gershwin, Grace Kelly and Merle Oberon.
Praise for Stalin’s Englishman, a Guardian Guide of the Yr, Times Highest Biography of the Yr and Mail on Sunday Biography of the Yr:
‘An abundance of shiny element… a matchless and wonderfully enjoyable read‘ Times
‘Sophisticated, revelatory: an effective biography extra riveting than a secret agent novel’ Sunday Telegraph