The Resource Daughter of empire : life as a Mountbatten, Lady Pamela Hicks

Daughter of empire : life as a Mountbatten, Lady Pamela Hicks

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Daughter of empire : life as a Mountbatten
Title
Daughter of empire
Title remainder
life as a Mountbatten
Statement of responsibility
Lady Pamela Hicks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A memoir of a singular childhood in England and India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten. Pamela Mountbatten entered a remarkable family when she was born in 1929. As the younger daughter of a glamorous heiress and a British earl, Pamela spent much of her early life with her sister, nannies, and servants--and a menagerie that included, at different times, a bear, two wallabies, a mongoose, and a lion. Her parents each had lovers who lived openly with the family. The house was full of guests like Sir Winston Churchill, Noël Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, and the Duchess of Windsor. When World War II broke out, Pamela and her sister were sent to live in New York City with Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1947, her father was appointed to oversee the independence of India. Amid the turmoil, Pamela worked with student leaders, developed warm friendships with Gandhi and Nehru, and witnessed both the joy of Independence Day and its terrible aftermath. Soon afterwards, she was a bridesmaid in Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Philip, and was at the young princess's side when she learned her father had died and she was queen. This witty, intimate memoir is an enchanting lens through which to view the early part of the twentieth century--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
  • 941.082092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Daughter of empire : life as a Mountbatten, Lady Pamela Hicks
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Daughter of empire : life as a Mountbatten, Lady Pamela Hicks
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--Title page verso
  • "Inspiration for the major motion picutre Viceroy's House"--Cover
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn986949579
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474606929
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)986949579

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