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The Resource The Viceroy's Daughters : The lives of the Curzon sisters, Anne De Courcy

The Viceroy's Daughters : The lives of the Curzon sisters, Anne De Courcy

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The Viceroy's Daughters : The lives of the Curzon sisters
Title
The Viceroy's Daughters
Title remainder
The lives of the Curzon sisters
Statement of responsibility
Anne De Courcy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The lives of the three daughters of Lord Curzon: glamorous, rich, independent and wilful.
Biography type
individual biography
Biographical or historical data
Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer and journalist. In the 1970s she was Woman's Editor on the London Evening News and in the 1980s she was a regular feature-writer for the Evening Standard. She is also a former feature writer and reviewer for the Daily Mail. Her recent books include THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS and DEBS AT WAR. Go to www.annedecourcy.com for more information.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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De Courcy, Anne
Dewey number
941.0820922
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curzon, family
  • Curzon, of Kedleston George Nathaniel Curzon
  • Ravensdale, Mary Irene Curzon
  • Mosley, Cynthia
  • Metcalfe, Alexandra Curzon
  • Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Biography: historical, political & military
  • British & Irish history
  • 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • Biography
  • Biography: historical, political & military
  • European history
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
The lives of the three daughters of Lord Curzon: glamorous, rich, independent and wilful. Irene (born 1896), Cynthia (b.1898) and Alexandria (b.1904) were the three daughters of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India 1898-1905 and probably the grandest and most self-confident imperial servant Britain ever possessed. After the death of his fabulously rich American wife in 1906, Curzon's determination to control every aspect of his daughters' lives, including the money that was rightfully theirs, led them one by one into revolt against their father. The three sisters were at the very heart of the fast and glittering world of the Twenties and Thirties. Irene, intensely musical and a passionate foxhunter, had love affairs in the glamorous Melton Mowbray hunting set. Cynthia ('Cimmie') married Oswald Mosley, joining him first in the Labour Party, where she became a popular MP herself, before following him into fascism. Alexandra ('Baba'), the youngest and most beautiful, married the Prince of Wales's best friend Fruity Metcalfe. On Cimmie's early death in 1933 Baba flung herself into a long and passionate affair with Mosley and a liaison with Mussolini's ambassador to London, Count Dino Grandi, while enjoying the romantic devotion of the Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax. The sisters see British fascism from behind the scenes, and the arrival of Wallis Simpson and the early married life of the Windsors. The war finds them based at 'the Dorch' (the Dorchester Hotel) doing good works. At the end of their extraordinary lives, Irene and Baba have become, rather improbably, pillars of the establishment, Irene being made one of the very first Life Peers in 1958 for her work with youth clubs
Target audience
general
Label
The Viceroy's Daughters : The lives of the Curzon sisters, Anne De Courcy
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Publication
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Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780753812556
Dimensions
20x13x3 cm.
Extent
464 p.
Isbn
9780753812556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
32 ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Viceroy's Daughters : The lives of the Curzon sisters, Anne De Courcy
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780753812556
Dimensions
20x13x3 cm.
Extent
464 p.
Isbn
9780753812556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
32 ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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