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The Resource Ma'am Darling : 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, Craig Brown

Ma'am Darling : 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, Craig Brown

Label
Ma'am Darling : 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret
Title
Ma'am Darling
Title remainder
99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret
Statement of responsibility
Craig Brown
Title variation
Ma'am Darling
Title variation remainder
Ninety-nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From our funniest writer, a portrait of our most talked-about royal. She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy. 'If they knew what I had done in my dreams with your royal ladies,' he confided to a friend, 'they would take me to the Tower of London and chop off my head!' Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends she was witty and regal. To her enemies she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is pantomime as tragedy and tragedy as pantomime. It is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues and essays, Ma'am Darling is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
Ac
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1957-
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Brown, Craig
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Margaret
  • Princesses
Label
Ma'am Darling : 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, Craig Brown
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780008203610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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billustrations
Label
Ma'am Darling : 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, Craig Brown
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780008203610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
billustrations

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