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Description - The Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses by Alathea Fitzalan Howard





'For a glimpse into the lives of the young princesses these diaries are riveting' Daily Mail, Christmas Books 2020

'A wonderful book' A. N. Wilson, Spectator, Books of the Year 2020

'A new perspective on "Lilibet" as she fell for her future husband' Sunday Express, Books of the Year 2020

'Funny, astute, poignant and historically fascinating' The Times

'A compelling and revealing insight into the teenage life of the then Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret' Richard Kay, Daily Mail

'I loved reading this, so reminiscent of my own childhood' Anne Glenconner, author of Lady in Waiting

'Alathea found herself living in Windsor with the Princesses throughout the Second World War. She captures that tiny, peaceful island in a world on fire' Charles Moore, Spectator

'This is an enthralling book . . . often funny and sometimes truly moving' The Oldie

'Fascinating insight into Elizabeth as a teenager' OK! Magazine


The Windsor Diaries are the never-before-seen diaries of Alathea Fitzalan Howard, who lived alongside the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret at Windsor Castle during the Second World War.

Alathea's home life was an unhappy one. Her parents had separated and so during the war she was sent to live with her grandfather, Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent, at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. There Alathea found the affection and harmony she craved as she became a close friend of the two princesses, visiting them often at Windsor Castle, enjoying parties, balls, cinema evenings, picnics and celebrations with the Royal Family and other members of the Court.

Alathea's diary became her constant companion during these years as day by day she recorded every intimate detail of life with the young Princesses, often with their governess Crawfie, or with the King and Queen.

Written from the ages of sixteen to twenty-two, she captures the tight-knit, happy bonds between the Royal Family, as well as the aspirations and anxieties, sometimes extreme, of her own teenage mind.

These unique diaries give us a bird's eye view of Royal wartime life with all of Alathea's honest, yet affectionate judgments and observations - as well as a candid and vivid portrait of the young Princess Elizabeth, known to Alathea as 'Lilibet'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781529328080
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 154mm x 38mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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