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Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig  Brown
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I don’t quite get what I wanted out of this, and I think it was the structure. Brown delivers exactly what the title suggests, 99 brief chapters that literally give just a glimpse of an event or situation in Princess Margaret’s life. There’s no sustained effort to tie them together into a narrative, and the brevity of them meant that the proportion of words spent on citing sources often felt like it outnumbered the vignette. It’s clear she was a complex and difficult person, but I don’t feel like this did her justice.
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Reading Progress

February 25, 2019 – Shelved
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 5, 2019 – Started Reading
May 5, 2019 – Shelved as: bookclub
May 5, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction
May 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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