Anne de Courcy


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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 also by underl
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Diana Mosley: Mitford Beaut...

3.95 avg rating — 636 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Chanel's Riviera: Glamour, ...

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1939: The Last Season

3.62 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Debs At War: How Wartime Ch...

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Margot at War: Love and Bet...

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Snowdon: The Biography

3.89 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Society's Queen

3.85 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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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

“It took some time for acceptance to be reached, and at first she was bitterly lonely (‘It is not all a bed of roses to live in a strange country and I am as strange to the people and their ways as they are to me’),”
Anne de Courcy, The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy

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