“Lady Pamela Hicks’s joyously entertaining new memoir, arguably the poshest book that ever has or will be written” (Newsweek), is a privileged glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the twentieth century’s leading figures.
Pamela_x000D_ Mountbatten entered a remarkable family when she was born in Madrid at _x000D_ the very end of the “Roaring Twenties.” Daughter of the glamorous _x000D_ heiress Edwina Ashley and Lord Louis Mountbatten, Pamela spent much of _x000D_ her early life with her sister, nannies, and servants—not to mention a _x000D_ menagerie of animals that included, at different times, a honey bear, _x000D_ chameleons, a bush baby, and a mongoose. Her parents’ vast social circle_x000D_ included royalty, film stars, celebrities, and politicians. Noel Coward_x000D_ invited Pamela to watch him film, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. dropped in _x000D_ for tea.
However when war broke out Pamela and her sister were _x000D_ sent to New York to live with Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, while the prime_x000D_ minister appointed her father to be the last Viceroy of India. Amid the_x000D_ turmoil, Pamela came of age, meeting the student leaders who had been _x000D_ released from jail, working in the canteen for Allied forces and in a _x000D_ clinic outside Delhi. She also developed a close bond with Gandhi and _x000D_ Jawaharlal Nehru.
“If you are addicted to Downton Abbey, chances are that you will relish Daughter of Empire,_x000D_ a British aristocrat’s memoir of her childhood and coming of age…She is_x000D_ also a keen observer of a way of life now vanished, except on PBS” (The Wall Street Journal). “Not many people remain who can tell stories like Lady Pamela Hicks” (Vanity Fair).
|Author :||Hicks, Lady Pamela|
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- ISBN: 9781474606929