MARGARET: The Story of a Modern Princess by Marion Crawford

MARGARET: The Story of a Modern Princess

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Crawfie"" once again shares her memories of years in the royal household as governess to the ""little princesses"". This time the focus is on Margaret, and the material extends beyond her personal memories to a fairly detailed account of the Princess Margaret's activities, responsibilities, travels, and so on. That most of this has appeared in the columns of the newspapers and the gossip sheets does not rob her text of a warmly personal approach. With loving detail she describes various costumes, she dwells on Margaret's human touch, her many interests, her love of fun and dance and song. But never does she give more than passing credence- or bare recognition -- to the scuttlebutt which she considers beneath contempt. Margaret's closeness to her father is continually stressed; her serious side, her religious devotion, her sense of responsibility, her devotion to her sister -- these emerge as well as the gayer, lighter portrait. While this adds little to the known picture, it has the personal angle that will appeal to the popular market that likes the sentiment.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1954
Publisher: Prentice-Hall