HRH: THE STORY OF PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH by James Hilton

HRH: THE STORY OF PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An affable portrait of the attractive husband of Queen Elizabeth II tells a special sort of success story complete with the outstanding elements of a continent shattered by force. For the small boy who left Greece, his birthplace, as an exile, spent his early childhood in Paris, his later boyhood under the adoptive and affectionate glance of his uncle Louis Mountbatten, studied in a German school that moved to Scotland with the Nazi crush, and bore Danish blood in his veins. His school-master Hahn felt he needed a great service to reveal and develop fully the talent for leadership Philip early indicated -- his Navy career fulfilled the commission. This career was changed by the equally demanding, one as Elizabeth's husband. James Hilton's appraising glance falls gently on the Duke of Edinburgh, looks for drama to the background of Europe with its ""exiles and marriages"" but surprisingly fails to evoke more than a mild interest from such seemingly gripping dramatic matter. Audience known.

Publisher: Little, Brown-A.M.F.