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De Courcy, Anne

Overview
Works: 34 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 4,220 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS428, B
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Most widely held works about Anne De Courcy
 
Most widely held works by Anne De Courcy
The fishing fleet : husband-hunting in the Raj by Anne De Courcy( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The fascinating and entertaining true stories of the young Victorian women on the hunt for husbands among the colonial businessmen and bureaucrats in the Raj"--
The viceroy's daughters : the lives of the Curzon sisters by Anne De Courcy( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Irene (born 1896), Cynthia (born 1898) and Alexandra (born 1904) were the three daughters of Lord Curzon, viceroy of India from 1898 to 1905 and probably the grandest and most self-confident imperial servant Britain ever possessed. After the death of his fabulously rich American wife in 1906, Curzon embarked on a long love affair with the novelist Elinor Glyn, before dropping her to marry his rich and beautiful second wife. It was his fierce determination to control every aspect of his daughters' lives - including the money that was rightfully theirs - that led them one by one to revolt against their father." "The three Curzon sisters were at the very heart of the fast and glittering world of the twenties and thirties. Irene, intensely musical and a passionate fox hunter, had love affairs with the glamorous Melton Mowbray hunting set. Cynthia (Cimmie) married Sir Oswald Mosley, joining him first in the Labour Party, where she became a popular and successful Labour MP herself, then following him into fascism. Alexandra (Baba), the youngest and most beautiful, married the Prince of Wales's best friend - and best man - Fruity Metcalfe. On Cimmie's early death in 1933, Baba flung herself into a long and passionate affair with Mosley and a liaison with Mussolini's ambassador to London, Count Grandi, while simultaneously enjoying the romantic devotion of the foreign secretary, Lord Halifax." "Based on unpublished letters and diaries, The Viceroy's Daughters throws new light on Oswald Mosley, Nancy Astor and the Cliveden set, Lord Halifax, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. It is also a wonderfully revealing portrait of British upper-class life in the first half of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Debs at war 1939-1945 : how wartime changed their lives by Anne De Courcy( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume concerns how wartime changed the lives of the most sheltered section of British society - the young, unmarried daughters of the upper classes
Diana Mosley : Mitford beauty, British fascist, Hitler's angel by Anne De Courcy( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the life of the British aristocrat whose political beliefs and friendship with Adolf Hitler scandalized her family, friends, and society
Snowdon : the biography by Anne De Courcy( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book uncovers the real Lord Snowdon and his times. Addressing the facts behind the myths - the secret courtship of Margaret, the love child born just weeks after the royal marriage, the affairs on both sides, the suicide of the mistress and the birth of an illegitimate son to another
Diana Mosley by Anne De Courcy( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most fascinating and controversial figures of recent times, Diana Mosley, nee Mitford, was the wife of the British fascist leader Oswald Mosley, and friend to Adolf Hitler. In hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Mosley not only spoke to the author with extreme frankness about her life and beliefs but gave unprecedented access to her private papers, letters and diaries. The only stipulation made by Lady Mosley was that this book should not be published until after her death. She died on August 11, 2003
1939 : the last season by Anne De Courcy( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circe : the life of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry by Anne De Courcy( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Society's queen : the life of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry by Anne De Courcy( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The viceroy's daughters the lives of the Curzon sisters by Anne De Courcy( Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The three Curzon sisters-Irene, Cynthia (Cimmie) who married Sir Oswald Mosley, and Alexandra (Baba)-were at the heart of the fast and glittering world of the '20s and '30s. The sisters saw British fascism from behind the scenes and had an equally intimate view of the arrival of Wallis Simpson and the marriage and life of the Windsors. Based on unpublished letters and diaries, this is a wonderfully revealing portrait of British upper-class life during the first half of the 20th century
The English in love : passion among the elite by Anne De Courcy( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to modern manners by Anne De Courcy( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making room at the top by Anne De Courcy( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margot at War : Passion and Power Downing Street, 1912-1916 by Anne De Courcy( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kitchens by Anne De Courcy( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margot at war by Anne De Courcy( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1939-1945 : how wartime changed their lives by Anne De Courcy( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume focuses on how wartime changed the lives of the most sheltered section of British society - the young, unmarried daughters of the upper classes
Starting from scratch by Anne De Courcy( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-16 by Anne De Courcy( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last five years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life. In 1912, when Anne de Courcy's book opens, rumblings of discontent and cries for social reform were encroaching on all sides - from suffragettes, striking workers and Irish nationalists. Against this background of a government beset with troubles, the Prime Minister fell desperately in love with his daughter's best friend, Venetia Stanley; to complicate matters, so did his Private Secretary. Margot's relationship with her husband was already bedevilled by her stepdaughter's jealous, almost incestuous adoration of her father. The outbreak of the First World War only heightened these swirling tensions within Downing Street. Drawing on unpublished material from personal papers and diaries, Anne de Courcy vividly recreates this extraordinary time when the Prime Minister's residence was run like an English country house, with socialising taking precedence over politics, love letters written in the cabinet room and gossip and state secrets exchanged over the bridge table. By 1916, when Asquith was forced out of office, everything had changed. For the country as a whole, for those in power, for a whole stratum of society, but especially for the Asquiths and their circle, it was the end of an era. Life inside Downing Street would never be the same again
The biography by Anne De Courcy( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first proper biography of the man who married, and divorced, Princess Margaret
 
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Languages
English (75)
Spanish (2)
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