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    I enjoyed it

    A fresh and unique perspective on the coronation of our present Queen, as well as the life of Princess Margaret. The author also shares a very honest look at her own storied life. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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    Fascinating

    A life steeped in aristocracy, the author tells her life story simply and seemingly truthfully. And what a life! Friends with the Royal family, marriage to an imbalanced husband, tragedies befelling some of her children, serving as Princess Margaret’s lady in waiting, helping to develop the island of Mustique...I enjoyed reading such a well-written account of the life of an intelligent, matter of fact, English Lady.
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    Good book

    I have struggled with my feelings for this book. On one hand, you have a woman who led an extremely privileged life, and on the other hand she couldn't seem to get a grip on her own life. She married a man, Colin Tennent who most certainly had some sort of mental illness, and I totally understand that mental illness was often misdiagnosed in those days...but to constantly say that he was eccentric, is a disservice to him, and to herself. I think the biggest issue I had with this book is that she had children, 5 of them, and she routinely left them to be raised by Nanny's or the boarding schools she sent them off to. Again, I understand that in those times and with the aristocracy it is a given that you would "raise" your children this way. But then to be shocked by their behavior absolutely blows my mind. The one thing I am bothered by the most is the title of the book. Lady in Waiting. I expected to read much more about that part of her life, but the book seemed to be more about her life with her "eccentric" husband and very little about her life and how it intertwined with Princess Margaret. As for the writing itself, it was ok. It seemed like she was just sitting down to tell a story. So if you go into this book with that in mind, the story is ok. I received this eARC from Netgalley and Hachette Books in exchange for my honest review.
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