A Sunday Times (London) Best Book of the Year
A London Guardian Best Book of the Year
A London Daily Mail Best Book of the Year
A Newsday Pick of Best Books of Summer
A Literary Hub Pick of the Month
A BookPage Top Pick of the Month
Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2018
Among longlisted titles for New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year, 2018
Among longlisted titles for Seattle Times Best Books of the Year, 2018
Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2018
Among longlisted titles for Oregonian Best GN of the Year, 2018
Nominated for National Book Critics Circle Award - Nominee, 2018
A witty and profound audiobook portrait of the most talked-about English royal.
She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was madly in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy.
Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled.
Such an enigmatic and divisive figure demands a reckoning that is far from the usual fare. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues, and essays, Craig Brown’s Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.
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