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Anne de Courcy

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Anne de Courcy


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Born in 1927, 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 widely both here and in the United States.

A critically-acclaimed and best-selling author, she believes that as well as telling the story of its subject’s life, a biography should depict the social history of the period, since so much of action and behaviour is governed not simply by obvious financial, social and physical conditions but
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Diana Mosley: Mitford Beaut...

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1939: The Last Season

3.69 avg rating — 358 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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Debs At War: How Wartime Ch...

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Snowdon: The Biography

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Margot at War: Love and Bet...

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Society's Queen

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“The young Winston Churchill used to stand in the doorway of a ballroom, rating female looks on the Helen of Troy basis: ‘Is this the face that launched a thousand ships?’ he would ask a friend standing with him, receiving in answer a murmured: ‘Two hundred ships?’ as a young woman passed. ‘By no means,’ Winston would respond. ‘A covered sampan or a small gunboat at most.”
Anne de Courcy, The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy

“The budget deficit for 1932, expected to be around twenty million pounds, would in fact be nearer one hundred seventy million pounds.”
Anne de Courcy, The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters

“The audience consisted of young toughs from the shops and the banks and that type of ageing ex-serviceman who has pathetically retained his military rank from the war. It was the people of England who, in Chesterton’s poem, have not yet spoken. God help England if they ever do, for they are a mass of prejudice, ignorance, intolerance and cruelty.”
Anne de Courcy, The Viceroy's Daughters

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