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Royal Sisters: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  103 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Hardcover, 415 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by William Morrow & Co
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Laurie Hoppe
Feb 08, 2017 Laurie Hoppe rated it really liked it
Shelves: bio-memoir
This is a very sympathetic look at Elizabeth and Margaret Rose before and after the older sister became Queen Elizabeth II. I found myself unexpectedly touched by the two love affairs at the center of the book: Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and Princess Margaret and the divorced commoner Peter Townsend. A decorated RAF pilot, Capt. Townsend was a genuine war hero. It's shocking to me that he was considered "not good enough" for the Queen's younger sister. This book was writte ...more
Claire
Mar 04, 2017 Claire rated it really liked it
Shelves: royal, 2017
Insightful look into a young Princess Elizabeth and her younger sister, Princess Margaret. This book was full of information and stories about "us four," which in terms of a royal time period, this might be my favorite.

This book wasn't too "gossipy" and the notes were full of texts and other interesting information.

If you are a history buff or enjoy reading about The British Monarchy, this one is worth the read.
Mike Cook
Mar 30, 2016 Mike Cook rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best biographies I've read. Thoroughly researched, it covers the sisters' lives from birth to 1990 when it was published. There is no maudlin fawning nor lurid tattling. The circumstances of the girls' childhood, adolescence, and adulthood are fleshed out quite well. The differences between the sisters, personally and status wise, are well illustrated. Margaret, though the younger of the two, was smarter, prettier, more outgoing and very talented entertainment-wise. Like her f ...more
Shannon  Duran
This book was pretty good not worth paying money for though. I enjoyed the stories about queen Elizabeth's background and the attempt the author makes at trying to make the queen seem more human. This book makes me happy she is not my grandmother. Good read. But average. I did also enjoy the scripts from the speeches in the back that was pretty nifty. I also sympathized with princess Margaret there for a little while until you realize to her money was more important then love
Lindsay
I enjoyed this book. It was interesting reading about Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret's early days. However, I would have liked to read more about life after Queen Elizabeth II becoming Queen. This book stopped before Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong Jones which I found odd because the book was written in 1990. This book shed some more light on the abdication crisis.
Tricia
May 13, 2016 Tricia rated it really liked it
An interesting look at the personalities of Queen Elizabeth and her sister, Princess Margaret, as well as the rights and responsibilities of being part of the royal family. Includes a nice collection of photographs of the sisters, their parents and extended family.
Leslie
Jun 14, 2014 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a book that Loves Queen Elizabeth and HRH Princess Margaret. And the Queen Mother and King George VI
Madame Jane
Aug 16, 2015 Madame Jane rated it really liked it
I love the closeness of the "we four" windsors. This is a nice overview of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret's early lives.
Marge
Nov 22, 2016 Marge rated it liked it
Published in 1990, so not a thorough story certainly, but a very interesting early life of the future queen and her family.
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