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Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten

A magical memoir about a singular childhood in England and India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten Few families can boast of not one but two saints among their ancestors, a great-aunt who was the last tsarina of Russia, a father who was Grace Kelly’s pinup, and a grandmother who was not only a princess but could also argue the finer points of naval law. Pamela Mountbatten entered a remarkable family when she was born at the very end of the Roaring Twenties. As the younger daughter of the glamorous heiress Edwina Ashley and Lord Louis Mountbatten, Pamela spent much of her early life with her sister, nannies, and servants—and a menagerie that included, at different times, a bear, two wallabies, a mongoose, and a lion. Her parents each had lovers who lived openly with the family....
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Item Information

ISBN: 1476733813
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
US Salesrank: 6568
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