Biography of the first royal rebel Throws new light upon many areas of his life - his difficult childhood, his relationship with Margaret, his many affairs, his cruelty, his creativity and achievements Based on wide range of sources: friends, courtiers, servants, girlfriends and ex-mistresses 'An onslaught of revelation, a dizzyingly switchback ride of mixed emotions, pomp and sleaze... very true to life' Daily Telegraph 'He has indeed been courageous in authorising this portrait in which the warts sometimes threaten to obscure any redeeming features' Spectator 'Step forward, Snowdon. You're nicked... Full of eye-popping revelations' Mail on Sunday '[A] chatty and penetrating biography, packed as it is with love affairs, love-children...and love-struck mistresses... Snowdon makes a glamorous, capricious, selfish and surprisingly philanthropic subject for this lively account of a man and his era' Daily Mail 'Juicy biography... it is impossible here to convey the combination of high society and low morals, of frightfully good taste and awful cheese that de Courcy has managed to dish up' Observer
Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer with a long career in journalism, most recently with the Daily Mail, for whom she did interviews, historical features and book reviews, as well as editing a page on readers' dilemmas. She lives in London and Gloucestershire.
a commendably unvarnished portrait of a charismatic, contradictory individual * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * Anne de Courcy is not afraid to probe the divorce, loneliness and tragedy that intruded on the couple's life * OBSERVER * Delightfully gossipy * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *