Ninety-nine Glimpses Of Princess Margaret

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Audio Book (CD) | August 7, 2018

Ninety-nine Glimpses Of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown
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A witty and profound audiobook portrait of the most talked-about 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 offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was madly in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy.

Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled.

Such an enigmatic and divisive figure demands a reckoning that is far from the usual fare. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues, and essays, Craig Brown's Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.

Craig Brown is a prolific journalist and the author of more than fifteen books, including This is Craig Brown, The Tony Years, and Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret. He has been writing his parodic diary in Private Eye since 1989. He is the only person ever to have won three different Press Awards-for best humorist, columnist, ...
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Title:Ninety-nine Glimpses Of Princess MargaretFormat:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:1 X 1 X 1 inShipping dimensions:1 X 1 X 1 inPublished:August 7, 2018Publisher:Macmillan AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250311640

ISBN - 13:9781250311641

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