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Tim Garner I thought it was a great book and was not written in a dull way at all. At times fascinating and at times tragic. Anne Glenconnor is funny and forgiving to a husband who sounded like a complete ogre to live with. An excellent read
Adrienne I listened to this book on Audible with Lady Glenconner narrating, and I highly recommend reading it this way. Her voice, her accent, and her attitude color the experience enjoyably. The aristocratic life she describes is peculiar to us as Americans, but she recounts heartbreaking tragedy and disappointment as well as playdates with the young Princesses and serving as an attendant at the Queen's coronation. She is very likable. Her husband was an awful person (IMO, notwithstanding his own challenges), and she lived through their 50+ year marriage with the stiffest of upper lips.
Christopher Storey This is a very sad , even tragic, book about a life spent with some very stupid people . What possessed the author to marry the ( later) Lord Glenconner is a mystery : he was clearly barking mad in a most unpleasant way even before their marriage , and there is more than a suspicion that this was hereditary, because two sons suffered tragic fates. It is also a complete mystery why she tolerated the appalling Princess Margaret - would you really address someone who was a lifelong friend as Ma'am when you were in your late 60s? a tragic account of a life wasted
Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Read some of the reviews, over there under the title and blurb. That's what Goodreads is for.