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BIC Subject: British & Irish history
Published By: Hachette Australia
 
Published: 11-Aug-2020
Format: Paperback, 496 pages,
ISBN: 9781474618205
Stock Code: 4618205
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'Tommy' Lascelles was Private Secretary to four monarchs - and depicted in The Crown. These diaries reveal the inside story of the royal household during the abdication crisis, the second world war and the Princess Margaret-Peter Townsend affair

'Brilliantly entertaining and historically priceless' Spectator'Tommy' Lascelles was Private Secretary to four monarchs - and depicted in The Crown. These diaries reveal the inside story of the royal household during the abdication crisis, the second world war and the Princess Margaret-Peter Townsend affair

'Brilliantly entertaining and historically priceless' Spectator
As Assistant Private Secretary to four monarchs, 'Tommy' Lascelles had a ringside seat from which to observe the workings of the royal household and Downing Street during the first half of the 20th century.

These fascinating diaries begin with Edward VIII's abdication and end with George VI's death and his daughter Elizabeth's Coronation. In between we see George VI at work and play, a portrait more intimate than any other previously published.

This compelling account also includes Princess Margaret's relationship with Peter Townsend, and throws an intriguing new light on the way in which King George VI and Winston Churchill worked together during the Second World War.

Lascelles was a fine writer - like most of the best diaries his are a delight to read as well as being invaluable history.