Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008203628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR • A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR • A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR • A DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEAR ‘An original, memorable and substantial achievement’ TLS ‘A masterpiece’ Mail on Sunday ‘I honked so loudly the man sitting next to me dropped his sandwich’ Observer
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One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008340021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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From the award-winning author of Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret comes a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four.
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The Little Book of Chaos

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751526578

Category: Irritation

Page: 96

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Regain the child within? - pull a colleague's hair. Sick to death of calm? - The Little Book of Chaos teaches you how to irritate yourself and those close to you. Let your eye fall on any page. And seethe.
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The Crown

The Official History Behind Season 3: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II, 1956-1977

Author: Robert Lacey

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1911600850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The fascinating royal and social history that inspired Seasons 2 and 3 of The Crown, written by the show's historical consultant. In this incredible companion to the second and third seasons of Netflix's acclaimed series The Crown, renowned biographer and the show's historical consultant Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama. Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political and personal moments and the effect they had not only on the royal family, but also on the world around them. From the Suez Canal Crisis and the US/Russia space race to the Duke of Windsor's collaboration with Hitler and the rumoured issues with the royal marriage, the book will provide a fascinating insight into the two decades that the show covers, revealing the truth behind the fiction on-screen. Extensively researched and complete with beautifully reproduced photographs, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of The Queen.
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Behind the Throne

A Domestic History of the Royal Household

Author: Adrian Tinniswood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473545439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Behind the Throne is a history of family life. The families concerned were royal families. But they still had to get up in the morning. They ate and entertained their friends and worried about money. Henry VIII kept tripping over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on the drink bills. The great difference is that royal families had more help with their lives than most. Charles I maintained a household of 2,000 people. Victoria’s medical establishment alone consisted of thirty doctors, three dentists and a chiropodist. Even in today’s more democratic climate, Elizabeth II keeps a full-time staff of 1,200. A royal household was a community, a vast machine. Everyone, from James I’s Master of the Horse down to William IV’s Assistant Table Decker, was there to smooth the sovereign’s path through life while simultaneously confirming his or her status. Behind the Throne uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire; the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands, or ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis. Behind the Throne is nothing less than a domestic history of the royal household, a reconstruction of life behind the throne. Readers go on progress with Elizabeth I as she takes her court and her majesty to her subjects. They dance the conga round the state rooms of Buckingham Palace with George VI. They find out what it was like to dine with queens, and walk with kings.
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Court Number One

The Old Bailey Trials that Defined Modern Britain

Author: Thomas Grant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147365162X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Court Number One of the Old Bailey is the most famous court room in the world, and the venue of some of the most sensational human dramas ever to be played out in a criminal trial. The principal criminal court of England, historically reserved for the more serious and high-profile trials, Court Number One opened its doors in 1907 after the building of the 'new' Old Bailey. In the decades that followed it witnessed the trials of the most famous and infamous defendants of the twentieth century. It was here that the likes of Madame Fahmy, Lord Haw Haw, John Christie, Ruth Ellis, George Blake (and his unlikely jailbreakers, Michael Randle and Pat Pottle), Jeremy Thorpe and Ian Huntley were defined in history, alongside a wide assortment of other traitors, lovers, politicians, psychopaths, spies, con men and - of course - the innocent. Not only notorious for its murder trials, Court Number One recorded the changing face of modern British society, bearing witness to alternate attitudes to homosexuality, the death penalty, freedom of expression, insanity and the psychology of violence. Telling the stories of twelve of the most scandalous and celebrated cases across a radically shifting century, this book traces the evolving attitudes of Britain, the decline of a society built on deference and discretion, the tensions brought by a more permissive society and the rise of trial by mass media. From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories, Court Number One is a mesmerising window onto the thrills, fears and foibles of the modern age.
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Fame, Sex, Money, Power

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 9780701131906

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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Offers tongue in cheek advice on etiquette, writing, social life and success, and includes humorous profiles of successful people
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Tractor

Author: Craig Brown

Publisher: Greenwillow

ISBN: 9780688104993

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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A farmer uses his tractor to prepare the soil, plant seeds, harvest corn, and haul it away to be sold.
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