My mom recommended this book to me, but I couldn’t get into the first time I checked it out of the library. This time I was able to finish it in about a week, which was nice. It’s an engaging read, even if it’s not really about what I thought.
This is a memoir of Anne Glenconner and her whole life, not just her life at a Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret. She’s definitely led a crazy life, even for someone with her means and opportunity, but you have to get about 50% of the way through her reminiscences before you get to the title information. And even then, it’s not very juicy or very interesting. Princess Margaret was always very lovely, polite, and engaging. Though given that Ms. Glenconner and Her Majesty are still alive, it’s only polite to speak of the princess in that way.
I really enjoyed reading about her experiences during WWII, as a student at boarding school outside London. Even the richy riches had to have school in the basement to avoid the doodlebug bombs that would fall over England during the Blitz. She also had a lot of tragedy in her life, losing two of her five children as adults. I wish there were more photos included (though I’m happy to see that the ebook had any photos at all) as it was nice to finally see some of the things that had been described.
I’m not entirely sure why this is a bestseller, though it is a very nice read. But I think I’m back to silly fiction for now.