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Anne de Courcy

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  • Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916 | Anne de Courcy

    Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Anne de Courcy
    • Narrated By Patricia Gallimore
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    Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last five years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life.

    Robyn says: "A book for lovers of English history"
  • The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj | Anne de Courcy

    The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Anne de Courcy
    • Narrated By Greta Scacchi
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    From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers, and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake. This amorphous band was composed of daughters returning after their English education, girls invited to stay with married sisters or friends, and yet others whose declared or undeclared goal was simply to find a husband.

    Robyn says: "too much of a very good thing"
  • The Viceroy's Daughters | Anne de Courcy

    The Viceroy's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Anne de Courcy
    • Narrated By Sara Coward
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    The sisters saw British fascism from behind the scenes and had an equally intimate view of the arrival of Wallis Simpson and the marriage and life of the Windsors. Based on unpublished letters and diaries, this is a wonderfully revealing portrait of British upper-class life during the first half of the 20th century.

    Knitting Nerd says: "Less interesting than it should be"
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