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Riveting

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Reviewed: 12-02-2020

Very enjoyable account of a fascinating life. Reader kept me interested right throughout. Recommended listening whether you are an Elton fan or not.

Fascinating Insight

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-2020

Well told and fascinating insight into the life of an aristocrat and her friendship with royalty in particular Princess Margaret. Anne Glenconner tells a riveting tale of her life including highlights and tragedies along the way. Fast paced and full of interesting tales it is a book that you can’t put down. Well worth a listen.

Fascinating and Insightful

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Reviewed: 09-10-2019

I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is a fascinating and insightful story about the behind closed doors relationship between a Princess and her servant who became her closest friend and confidante. I felt like I was there with them both as they together and individually encounter and deal with challenges brought about by their lifestyle and unusual situations. I will probably listen to this book more than once and seek out any others written by the same author. Thank you for giving me an enjoyable and compelling look into your life and telling us how it really was. Hopefully history will be correct as a result of the author’s efforts.

Amazing Story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-2018

What an incredible story. I saw the movie which I enjoyed but the book fills in all the gaps. I’m surprised that the story is not better known but then with the future Kings paranoia, all letters, photos and documents were destroyed. I loved this book which gives a good account of the royal court at a time when the queen befriended an Indian and took him into her confidence much to the chagrin of her inner circle. Well written in a documentary style, I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in history, royalty, the love of a friend and just a general good story.

Too much doom and gloom

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-2017

I gave up on this one. Despite being an avid Rolling Stones fan and seeing and enjoying the movie. I thought this book focused too much on all things negative. OK there was a menacing involvement of the Hells Angels surrounding the concert but the violence depicted and overall "feel" of the book was too gloomy for me so, after a while, I chose not to listen any more. Entertaining for some but it just made me feel uncomfortable for too long

Not bad

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-2017

I may have enjoyed this book more if I had a greater interest in baseball but it was interesting enough. I got the impression that the author was holding back and he didn't reveal much about his feelings and emotions nor did he take much blame for the consequences of his arrogance and inflated ego. Overall it was OK but I wanted more and listened through the inconsequential paragraphs hoping they would lead to something a little more controversial but mostly was disappointed. If you are into MLB then this book would capture your attention. Otherwise, I saw through it as a last ditch attempt by the author to claw back some money lost due to his bad dealings with property investments