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De Courcy, Anne

Overview
Works: 34 works in 123 publications in 3 languages and 4,392 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Humor 
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 )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the British went to India to trade and work, the men who left the country knew they would probably not return and married Indian wives or took Indian mistresses. As the East India Company was replaced by government, men were curtailed from doing this by various means. The Company then began to pay passage to India of a number of willing women who were maintained for a year and expected to marry within that time. For young women, unable to make a 'good match' at home, it was a chance to find a husband with prospects, women flocked to India, willing to try to make a go of it. De Courcy brings this forgotten era vividly to life
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 769 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."--Jacket
Diana Mosley : Mitford beauty, British fascist, Hitler's angel by Anne De Courcy( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 628 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
Debs at war 1939-1945 : how wartime changed their lives by Anne De Courcy( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne de Courcy has interviewed forty-seven women who were pre-war debs. Several became nurses or VADs, where they were often given the worst jobs. Others opted for factory work, trying (usually unsuccessfully) to disguise their background. One or two worked at Bletchley Park or became Land Girls. But most went into the Services - as FANYs, ATS, Wrens or WAAFs. Their individual stories reveal the extraordinary diversity of the work they undertook." "These women recall the joys and sorrows, the problems and perversities of wartime. They talk about the changes that war brought to their lives, of the difficulties of love and marriage, and what they did for fun. They describe the culture shock of going from a world where a lady's maid looked after their clothes to one where being inspected for head lice was routine; and how the class barrier dissolved under the imperatives of love and war - or retained its ancient power. Horrors and tragedies became commonplace but for all of them the feelings of liberation and self-confidence produced by wartime challenges changed their lives
Snowdon : the biography by Anne De Courcy( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engagement of this motorbike-riding freelance photographer in 1960 to Princess Margaret was a bombshell. Friends privately predicted disaster. And so it proved. But meanwhile in the 1960s, mixing with actors, artists and pop stars, they were the epitome of stylish and unstuffy arts-loving Royals
Margot at war by Anne De Courcy( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 182 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
1939 : the last season by Anne De Courcy( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Season of 1939 brought all those 'in Society' to London. The young debutante daughters of the upper classes were presented to the King and Queen to mark their acceptance into the new adult world of their parents. They sparkled their way through a succession of balls and parties and sporting events. The Season brought together influential people not only from Society but also from Government at the various events of the social calendar. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain chaperoned his debutante niece to weekend house parties; Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, lunched with the Headmaster of Eton; Cabinet Ministers encountered foreign Ambassadors at balls in the houses of the great hostesses. As the hot summer drew on, the newspapers filled with ever more ominous reports of the relentless progress towards war. There was nothing to do but wait - and dance. The last season of peace was nearly over
Circe : the life of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry by Anne De Courcy( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 138 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 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of twenty-one, Edith Chaplin married one of the most eligible bachelors of the day, the eldest son of the sixth Marquess of Londonderry. Her husband served in the Ulster cabinet and was Air Minister in the National Government of 1934-5. Edith founded the Women's Legion during the First World War and was also an early campaigner for women's suffrage. She created the renowned Mount Stewart Gardens in County Down that are now owned by the National Trust. All her life, Edith remained at the heart of politics both in Westminster and Ireland. She is perhaps best known for her role as 'society's queen' - a hostess to the rich and famous. Her close circle of friends included Winston Churchill, Lady Astor, Neville Chamberlain and Harold Macmillan who congregated in her salon, known as 'The Ark'. Other members included artists and writers such as John Buchan, Sean O'Casey. Britain's first Labour prime minister, Ramsey MacDonald, became romantically obsessed by her." --Publisher description
Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-16 by Anne De Courcy( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 75 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 English in love : passion among the elite by Anne De Courcy( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 54 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 52 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
A guide to modern manners by Anne De Courcy( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making room at the top by Anne De Courcy( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 34 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 32 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
Kitchens by Anne De Courcy( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting from scratch by Anne De Courcy( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husband hunting in the Raj by Anne De Courcy( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work. Countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men, followed in their wake
The biography by Anne De Courcy( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first proper biography of the man who married, and divorced, Princess Margaret
Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street 1912-16 by Anne De Courcy( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 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. 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
 
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English (101)

Spanish (3)

Italian (2)

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Diana Mosley : Mitford beauty, British fascist, Hitler's angelDebs at war 1939-1945 : how wartime changed their livesSnowdon : the biography1939 : the last seasonSociety's queen : the life of Edith, Marchioness of LondonderryThe biography