The Mountbattens: the story of a unique marriage and relentless social climbing
Watch out for author Andrew Lownie discussing his extraordinary and eye-opening book The Mountbattens. A Sunday Time best-seller, it tells 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.
An astonishing couple. 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.
From British high society to the South of France, from the battlefields of Burma to the Viceroy's House, The Mountbattens is a rich and filmic story of a powerful partnership, revealing the truth behind a carefully curated legend.
?The Daily Mail called it ‘Richly entertaining’ made it a Book of the Week ‘
The Times described it as 'Incisive... strongly recommend’
While the Sunday Times said it was 'A study in aggressive social climbing [with] quick-moving fluency'
Check this website for Andrew Lownie talking about The Mountbattens at a venue near you.