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Princess Margaret: A Biography

Part imperious royal figure, part femme du monde, Princess Margaret spent the greater part of her life torn between meeting the exacting standards of the monarchy and flouting its long-established conventions. She was variously described as tragic, unresolved, a royal maverick, a woman of conflict, a princess without a cause. From any viewpoint, she lived her life as one of the most interesting members of the royal family.


“Theo Aronson’s latest royal book is a model of what a royal biography should be... The problems of being a princess in today’s monarchy are vividly implicit in every page... I found the book eminently readable in an easy style that lends itself to wit and irony...”

Elizabeth Longford, The Tablet;

“Aronson’s strength is his style: he is an elegant writer who can handle the broad picture and the telling detail.”

The Daily Telegraph

“Very comprehensive and well researched. An interesting read.”

Mary’s Book Corner

“Well written and kept me reading from cover to cover. A very good overview of her life.”

Flora Fung - Librarian

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is well researched… the author manages to bring her alive… you have a real sense of her attitude, her privilege and her sadness. Excellent book.”

ANN APPLIN - Reviewer

“This is the most detailed biography of the life of Princess Margaret that I have had the pleasure of reading. The detail is astonishing… wonderfully written. I found it hard to put down.”

T B – Reviewer

“A detailed and enjoyable book.”

Jessica Nipper – Reviewer

“In reality for Princess Margaret being royal, living in a palace, being a Princess was often a nightmare. She handled this role as well as she could with the undeniable ability to be her own person with not a care as to who liked it or not. In the end Margaret paved the way for divorce in the royal family and some think that was her legacy.”

Marialyce Weinreich - reviewer