Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Society's Queen: Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry” as Want to Read:
Society's Queen: Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Society's Queen: Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
At the age of 21, Edith Chaplin married one of the most eligible bachelors of the day, the eldest son of the sixth Marquess of Londonderry. Her husband served in the Ulster cabinet and was Air Minister in the National Government of 1934-5. Edith founded The Women's Legion during the First World War and was an early campaigner for women's suffrage.
Published June 1st 2004 by Phoenix Mass Market P/Bk (first published January 1st 1993)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Society's Queen, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Society's Queen

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 94)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jim Woods
Nov 26, 2012 Jim Woods rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous book, it gives a deep insight into the decadent society of the aristocrats from the end of the nineteenth century up to the mid twentieth. At times you have such empathy with Edith that you wonder if it had not been for the wealth of the Londonderry family, would she have stayed with Charlie or was she one of life's innocents who forgives everything. Such political intrigue and such manipulation, at times it reads more like a novel than a biography but I could not put it down.
Helen Carolan
Sep 07, 2015 Helen Carolan rated it it was amazing
love Anne De Courcy's books and this was no exception. a wonderful insight into the life of Edith the marchioness of Londonderry. a society and political hostess whose life covered the Edwardian period and first world war and beyond. excellent read.
Joanne Hayle
Jul 02, 2014 Joanne Hayle rated it it was amazing
Really intersting and informative, a great read.
Steve Shaw
Steve Shaw rated it liked it
Jul 26, 2016
Julie Blacklock
Julie Blacklock marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2016
Elaine Hart
Elaine Hart rated it it was amazing
Jul 10, 2016
Nellie Maddock
Nellie Maddock marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2016
Alexandra rated it it was ok
Jun 22, 2016
Ann Kemp
Ann Kemp rated it really liked it
Jun 20, 2016
Katie marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2016
Ruby Rose Scarlett
Ruby Rose Scarlett marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2016
Melanie Johnson
Melanie Johnson marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2016
Patricia rated it liked it
Jul 04, 2016
Evelyn marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2016
Ciara marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2016
Tom Mawlam
Tom Mawlam marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2016
Renata Holder
Renata Holder rated it really liked it
Feb 03, 2016
Marilyn is currently reading it
Mar 28, 2016
Steven Harbin
Steven Harbin marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2015
Anne David
Anne David rated it it was amazing
Dec 06, 2015
John Taylor
John Taylor marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2015
Kathleen marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2015
Kealani marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2015
Sara marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2015
Debi Levins
Debi Levins marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2015
Charlène marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2015
Sarah Adair
Sarah Adair is currently reading it
Apr 28, 2016
 SaЯRah Muhammad
SaЯRah Muhammad marked it as to-read
May 04, 2015
Annie Garvey
Annie Garvey marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2015
Kasia marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer, journalist and book reviewer. In the 1970s she was Woman’s Editor on the London Evening News until its demise in 1980, when she joined the Evening Standard as a columnist and feature-writer. In 1982 she joined the Daily Mail as a feature writer, with a special interest in historical subjects, leaving in 2003 to concentrate on books, on which she has talked wi ...more
More about Anne de Courcy...

Share This Book