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Daughter of Empire

My Life as A Mountbatten
Hicks, Pamela (Book - 2012 )
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A memoir of a singular childhood in England and India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten. Pamela Mountbatten entered a remarkable family when she was born in 1929. As the younger daughter of a glamorous heiress and a British earl, Pamela spent much of her early life with her sister, nannies, and servants--and a menagerie that included, at different times, a bear, two wallabies, a mongoose, and a lion. Her parents each had lovers who lived openly with the family. The house was full of guests like Sir Winston Churchill, Noël Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, and the Duchess of Windsor. When World War II broke out, Pamela and her sister were sent to live in New York City with Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1947, her father was appointed to oversee the independence of India. Amid the turmoil, Pamela worked with student leaders, developed warm friendships with Gandhi and Nehru, and witnessed both the joy of Independence Day and its terrible aftermath. Soon afterwards, she was a bridesmaid in Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Philip, and was at the young princess's side when she learned her father had died and she was queen. This witty, intimate memoir is an enchanting lens through which to view the early part of the twentieth century.--From publisher description.
Authors: Hicks, Pamela, 1929-
Title: Daughter of empire
my life as a Mountbatten
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster edition.
Characteristics: 240 pages, 16 pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--Title page verso.
Summary: A memoir of a singular childhood in England and India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten. Pamela Mountbatten entered a remarkable family when she was born in 1929. As the younger daughter of a glamorous heiress and a British earl, Pamela spent much of her early life with her sister, nannies, and servants--and a menagerie that included, at different times, a bear, two wallabies, a mongoose, and a lion. Her parents each had lovers who lived openly with the family. The house was full of guests like Sir Winston Churchill, Noël Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, and the Duchess of Windsor. When World War II broke out, Pamela and her sister were sent to live in New York City with Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1947, her father was appointed to oversee the independence of India. Amid the turmoil, Pamela worked with student leaders, developed warm friendships with Gandhi and Nehru, and witnessed both the joy of Independence Day and its terrible aftermath. Soon afterwards, she was a bridesmaid in Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Philip, and was at the young princess's side when she learned her father had died and she was queen. This witty, intimate memoir is an enchanting lens through which to view the early part of the twentieth century.--From publisher description.
Local Note: 15 29 53 109 118 133 198 203 210 211 216 231 250 262
ISBN: 1476733821
9781476733821
1476733813
9781476733814
Statement of Responsibility: Lady Pamela Hicks
Copyright Date: ♭2012.
Subject Headings: Ladies-in-waiting Great Britain Biography. Upper class Great Britain Biography. Upper class women Great Britain Biography. Hicks, Pamela, 1929-
Topical Term: Ladies-in-waiting
Upper class
Upper class women
LCCN: 2013008889
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