The Mountbattens

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The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller'Richly entertaining... impressively well-researched' Daily Mail, Biography of the Year'Incisive... strongly recommend' The Times'A study in aggressive social climbing [with] quick-moving fluency' Sunday Times'Painstakingly researched...

genuinely enthralling' Observer'A page-turner which is also a carefully researched work of history' Spectator'A compelling new biography...superbly researched' Daily Express'Everything a top-notch biography should be' Budapest Times'Well-researched, enjoyable, revealing' The Oldie************************The intimate story of a unique marriage that spans the heights of glamour and power to infidelity, manipulation and disaster through the heart of the 20th century. DICKIE MOUNTBATTEN: A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the Royal Family taking the Mountbatten name, he was Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War II and the last Viceroy of India. EDWINA MOUNTBATTEN: Once the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, she emerged from World War II as a magnetic and talented humanitarian worker loved around the world