Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

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Craig Brown’s affectionate portrayal of Princess Margaret takes the unconventional form of 99 short essays about her life, some of them factual and some of them fictional. As Mr. Brown explained in an interview for The Chap in issue 98, “I never wanted to write a straight biography of her, but I was always keen to make it clear what was fact and what was fiction. Too many biographies run them together without letting the reader know. My fictitious bits – for instance, her marriage to Picasso, or her Christmas Broadcast as the Queen – are, I hope, obviously fictitious.” Ma’am Darling went on to win the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, although Craig Brown vowed it would be his only ever royal biography: “I think writing more than one Royal book is a sure route to madness, so I won’t be doing one. On the other hand, I can’t get enough of Fergie. She’s one of the great comical creations of our age.” This first edition is in immaculate condition.

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Craig Brown’s affectionate portrayal of Princess Margaret takes the unconventional form of 99 short essays about her life, some of them factual and some of them fictional. As Mr. Brown explained in an interview for The Chap in issue 98, “I never wanted to write a straight biography of her, but I was always keen to make it clear what was fact and what was fiction. Too many biographies run them together without letting the reader know. My fictitious bits – for instance, her marriage to Picasso, or her Christmas Broadcast as the Queen – are, I hope, obviously fictitious.” Ma’am Darling went on to win the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, although Craig Brown vowed it would be his only ever royal biography: “I think writing more than one Royal book is a sure route to madness, so I won’t be doing one. On the other hand, I can’t get enough of Fergie. She’s one of the great comical creations of our age.” This first edition is in immaculate condition.

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