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If you love The Crown, then this is the audiobook for you!

Diana, Catherine, Meghan...glamorous Princess Margaret outdid them all. Springing into post-World War II society, and quite naughty and haughty, she lived in a whirlwind of fame and notoriety. Georgie Blalock captures the fascinating, fast-living princess and her “set” as seen through the eyes of one of her ladies-in-waiting.

In dreary, post-war Britain, Princess Margaret captivates everyone with her cutting edge fashion sense and biting quips. The royal socialite, cigarette holder in one hand, cocktail in the other, sparkles in the company of her glittering entourage of wealthy young aristocrats known as the Margaret Set, but her outrageous lifestyle conflicts with her place as Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister. Can she be a dutiful princess while still dazzling the world on her own terms?

Post-war Britain isn’t glamorous for The Honorable Vera Strathmore. While writing scandalous novels, she dreams of living and working in New York, and regaining the happiness she enjoyed before her fiancé was killed in the war. A chance meeting with the princess changes her life forever. Vera amuses the princess, and what - or who - Margaret wants, Margaret gets. Soon, Vera gains Margaret’s confidence and the privileged position of second lady-in-waiting to the princess. Thrust into the center of Margaret’s social and royal life, Vera watches the princess’ love affair with dashing Captain Peter Townsend unfurl. 

But while Margaret, as a member of the Royal Family, is not free to act on her desires, Vera soon wants the freedom to pursue her own dreams. As time and Princess Margaret’s scandalous behavior progress, both women will be forced to choose between status, duty, and love....

©2019 Georgie Blalock (P)2019 HarperAudio

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The Other Windsor Girl

Intriguing, draws you into the story. Real and fascinating. Narrator is spot on. Was sorry when it was over.

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Thoroughly Enjoyed!

A surprising find! Very enjoyable story, and the narrator was wonderful! A highly recommended read.

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Didn’t want it to end nerration was perfect

Great story. I’m always fascinated with the Monarchy and this didn’t disappoint. Princess Margaret is someone you want to hate if she wasn’t so pitiful. Highly recommend

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Good-ish story

I enjoyed the book. A few parts really kept my attention but the author is very wordy. Some may like the extreme amount of detail in the thoughts, locations, clothing etc, but it was a bit wordy for me. It is an easy listen and one can zone out a bit through the more detailed, laborious sections. The reader is wonderful.

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Margaret's Story from an Interesting Point of View

The Other Windsor Girl is a fictionalized account of Princess Margaret's life from the perspective of one of her ladies in waiting. If you've watched The Crowne, you already know the major plot points in the book. Princess Margaret certainly suffered from wanting the spotlight and living in her sister's shadow. Even though she wishes she had been the older sister who got the crown, she also wishes her uncle never abdicated so that she could follow her heart instead of the edicts of the queen's advisors.

Most interesting in this book is the story of Vera (second lady in waiting). Vera understands Margaret's plight because she too lives in the shadow of a well-regarded older sibling. Vera has been just as unlucky in love, however, Vera has chosen more suitable men. Both of these characters made me want to pull my hair out at times. Their choices at times seemed like self-sabotage.

The author nicely wraps up the story in the end by fast forwarding a few decades and tying up loose ends. The audiobook is brilliantly narrated by Ann Marie Gideon.

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The Other Windsor Girl.

Could no finish. Narrator does not enunciate enough. The British accent plus my hard of hearing did not make for a good listen. I am British so it is not solely the accent. Did not finish. Wish Audible would let me return for credit.

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Fans of the Crown will luv this!

its fiction, but a light story about Princess Margaret and her set. something of a coming of age story, and well done!