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Riassunto: "In 1953, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Alice was dressed from head to foot in a long gray dress and a gray cloak, and a nun's veil. Amidst all the jewels, and velvet and coronets, and the fine uniforms, she exuded an unworldly simplicity. Seated with the royal family, she was a part of them, yet somehow distanced from them. Inasmuch as she is remembered at all today, it is as this shadowy figure in gray nun's clothes..."
Princess Alice, mother of Prince Phillip, was something of a mystery figure even within her own family. She was born deaf, at Windsor Castle, in the presence of her grandmother, Queen Victoria, and brought up in England, Darmstadt, and Malta.
In 1903 she married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and from then on her life was overshadowed by wars, revolutions, and enforced periods of exile. By the time she was thirty-five, virtually every point of stability was overthrown. Though the British royal family remained in the ascendant, her German family ceased to be ruling princes, her two aunts who had married Russian royalty had come to savage ends, and soon afterwards Alice's own husband was nearly executed as a political scapegoat.
The middle years of her life, which should have followed a conventional and fulfilling path, did the opposite. She suffered from a serious religious crisis and at the age of forty-five was removed from her family and placed in a sanitarium in Switzerland, where she was pronounced a paranoid schizophrenic. As her stay in the clinic became prolonged, there was a time where it seemed she might never walk free again. How she achieved her recovery is just one of the remarkable aspects of her story.
About the Author:
Hugo Vickers was born in 1951 and educated at Eton and Strasbourg University. His books include Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough; Cecil Beaton; Vivien Leigh; Loving Garbo; Royal Orders; The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; and The Kiss, which won the 1996 Stern Silver Pen for Non-fiction. He is an acknowledged expert on the royal family, appears regularly on television, and has lectured all over the world. Hugo Vickers and his family divide their time between London and a manor house in Hampshire.
Titolo: Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece
Casa editrice: HAMISH HAMILTON LTD
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. spine damaged. Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Codice libro della libreria mon0001320387
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001293571
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001421261
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802411368674.0
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 1st imp. price clipped. owners name to fep. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 901575
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, London, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near fine condition in near fine dust wrapper (sunned spine), octavo, green boards , faint tanning to edges, illustrated with photographs, xvii plus 477 pages bibliography, family trees and index. [QP]. Codice libro della libreria 009383
Descrizione libro HAMISH HAMILTON LTD, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0241136865