Happy Monday Savvy Readers! If you’re a fan of all things royal like me, chances are you’re stoked that the third season of The Crown just dropped on Netflix! Whether you’ve already binged the entire season or you’re planning on dragging out every delicious moment, this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read is sure to delight fans of The Crown and The Gown alike!
Before the likes of Diana, Kate, and Meghan, there was Princess Margaret. Naughty and haughty, the glamorous princess outdid them all. Springing into post-World War II society, she lived in a whirlwind of fame and notoriety. In her new book, The Other Windsor Girl, Georgie Blalock captures the fascinating, fast-living princess and her “set” as seen through the eyes of one of her ladies-in-waiting.
In dreary, post-war Britain, Princess Margaret captivated everyone with her cutting-edge fashion sense and biting quips. The royal socialite, cigarette holder in one hand, cocktail in the other, sparkled in the company of her glittering entourage of wealthy young aristocrats known as the Margaret Set, but her outrageous lifestyle put her at odds with her position as Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister. But how to be a dutiful princess while still dazzling the world on her own terms?
For The Honourable Vera Strathmore, post-war Britain is anything but glamorous. While writing scandalous novels, she dreams of living and working in New York, and regaining the happiness she enjoyed before her fiance was killed in the war, until a chance meeting with the Princess changes her life forever.
Vera amuses the princess, and what—or who—Margaret wants, Margaret gets. Soon, Vera gains Margaret’s confidence and the privileged position of the second lady-in-waiting to the Princess. Thrust into the center of Margaret’s social and royal life, Vera watches the princess’s love affair with the dashing Captain Peter Townsend unfurl.
But while Margaret, as a member of the Royal Family, is not free to act on her desires, Vera soon wants the freedom to pursue her own dreams. As time and Princess Margaret’s scandalous behaviour progress, both women will be forced to choose between status, duty, and love…
A truly fascinating portrayal of Princess Margaret and the many scandals that surrounded the late Princess, if you thought Diana and Meghan were royal rebels, just wait until you delve into The Other Windsor Girl! An absolute must-read for royal-watchers and fans of The Crown, I’m so incredibly excited about this book and can’t wait for you to read it!
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