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The Final Curtsey by Margaret Rhodes

Title The Final Curtsey
Author Margaret Rhodes
Publisher Birlinn
Release 2012-03-29
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 176
ISBN 0857901915
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. Royalty often came to stay and her house was run in the style of Downton Abbey. In the Second World War years she 'lodged' at Buckingham Palace while she worked for MI5. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin, Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip. Three years later the King and Queen attended her own wedding; Princess Margaret was a bridesmaid. In 1990 she was appointed as a Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen Mother, acting also as her companion, which she describes in touching detail. In the early months of 2002, she spent as much time as possible with her ailing aunt, and was at her bedside when she died at Easter that year. The next morning she went to Queen Elizabeth's bedroom to pray, and in farewell dropped her a final curtsey. This is an enthralling account of a special life, and a unique insight into the intimate moments of the British Royal family. The Queen Mother regarded Margaret Rhodes as her "third daughter", and she has been extremely close to her cousins the Queen and Princess Margaret throughout their lives. The book is full of charming anecdotes, fascinating characters, and personal photographs and is an unparalleled insight into the private life of the British monarchy.

The Final Curtsey by Margaret Rhodes

Title The Final Curtsey
Author Margaret Rhodes
Publisher Calder Walker Associates
Release 2011
Category Ladies-in-waiting
Total Pages 152
ISBN 9780954127565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the account of a special life, with the author's family relationships to nobility and royalty, her long marriage, her children and grandchildren and a life lived to the full.

A woman s triumph by lady Mary Anne Hardy

Title A woman s triumph
Author lady Mary Anne Hardy
Publisher
Release 1872
Category
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Owl s Nest by Eugenie Marlitt

Title The Owl s Nest
Author Eugenie Marlitt
Publisher
Release 1893
Category Dime novels
Total Pages 269
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Theodora by Emilia Marryat Norris

Title Theodora
Author Emilia Marryat Norris
Publisher
Release 1870
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Decadent London by Antony Clayton

Title Decadent London
Author Antony Clayton
Publisher Historical
Release 2005
Category Decadence (Literary movement)
Total Pages 200
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Antony Clayton recreates the artistic and social milieu of the turbulent period around the end of the 19th century and provides concise biographical material on the central characters, such as Wilde, Symons, Beardsley, Whistler, Dowson, Frank Harris and other less well-known people such as Count Stenbock and John Gray. It was a period of immense upheaval and change in all of the arts. The author surveys the work produced, the favourite dining places, the public reaction and also the decadent life of London outside the artistic arena that co-existed at a time when the constraints and certainties of the Victorian period were crumbling. Decadence was indeed subversive.--Publisher.

Title Action Songs and Rhythms for Children
Author Lois Lunt Metz
Publisher
Release 1966
Category Children's songs
Total Pages 110
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Harald Lander by Erik Aschengreen

Title Harald Lander
Author Erik Aschengreen
Publisher Dance Books Limited
Release 2009
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 368
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Harald Lander (1905-71) was the most important figure in the history of the Royal Danish Ballet in the 20th century. During his 19 years as Artistic Director (1932-51) he laid the foundations for the world-wide fame which the company gained in the second part of the century. He changed the training system, choreographed a series of ballets and nursed the Bournonville heritage. In 1951, in the infamous 'Ballet Affair', Lander also became the most controversial figure in the Danish ballet world of the time, when he was accused of sexual harassment of female dancers and of wielding absolute and unpleasant power as Artistic Director of the Royal Danish Ballet. The affair split the Danish ballet world between Lander's supporters and detractors, and the repercussions from the rift are still evident today. As a result of the affair, Lander left Denmark to work internationally, becoming maitre de ballet and choreographer at the Paris Opera Ballet for 11 years, where for a time he was also head of the Ballet School. This book, the first biography of Lander to bepublished in English, tells the story of this remarkable man, dispels many of the myths and rumours about him, and chronicles his fall from grace and ultimate rehabilitation.

Last Curtsey by Fiona MacCarthy

Title Last Curtsey
Author Fiona MacCarthy
Publisher Faber & Faber
Release 2007
Category Debutantes
Total Pages 305
ISBN 9780571228607
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Once upon a time the well-bred daughters of Britain's aristocracy took part in a female rite of passage: curtseying to the Queen. But in 1958 this ritual was coming to an end. Under pressure to shine - not least from their mothers - the girls became the focus for newspaper diarists and society photographers in a party season that stretched for months among the great houses of England, Ireland and Scotland. Fiona MacCarthy traces the stories of the girls who curtseyed that year, and shows how their lives were to open out in often very unexpected ways - as Britain itself changed irreversibly during the 1960s, and the certainties of the old order came to an end.

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