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The Resource Behind palace doors : my years with the queen mother, Major Colin Burgess with Paul Carter

Behind palace doors : my years with the queen mother, Major Colin Burgess with Paul Carter

Label
Behind palace doors : my years with the queen mother
Title
Behind palace doors
Title remainder
my years with the queen mother
Statement of responsibility
Major Colin Burgess with Paul Carter
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The most senior and best respected member of any royal family in history, she did not give one media interview in her 101 years. This affectionate and often hilarious glimpse into her world by her former equerry reveals what life was really like living with the most private of all the royals. In this sharp, funny and evocative memoir, the author draws on his years as the Queen Mother's right-hand man to recount numerous previously untold stories of an extraordinarily long and eventful life. From dancing with Fred Astaire to living through the Blitz; from the time Princess Margaret caught fire at a dinner party to when Prince Charles sought solace from his grandmother as his marriage collapsed, each anecdote and observation provides an historic insight into one of our longest surviving institutions. Constantly fascinating and packed from start to finish with previously untold stories that lift the lid on the idiosyncrasies of royal protocol, this is also a celebration of a life gone and a way of life fast disappearing
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burgess, Colin
Dewey number
941.082092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carter, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burgess, Colin
  • Elizabeth
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Behind palace doors : my years with the queen mother, Major Colin Burgess with Paul Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in hardback by John Blake Publishing, 2006
Bar code
  • 31223114790919
  • 31223114792113
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786063779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992166476
Label
Behind palace doors : my years with the queen mother, Major Colin Burgess with Paul Carter
Publication
Note
First published in hardback by John Blake Publishing, 2006
Bar code
  • 31223114790919
  • 31223114792113
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786063779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992166476

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