Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown (Hardcover)
About the Author
"Anne Glenconner's life story is a combination of royal magic, personal tragedy and resilient survival. With humor, courage, and preternatural poise, Anne Glenconner triumphed over all of it and at last tells the story of her uniquely fascinating life."
"This memoir of consorting with Princess Margaret and the royal family is remarkable."
—The Sunday Times (UK)
"A startling, rare, beguiling insight into a lost world of royalty and celebrity with as many tears as there are titles... Anne's story - a breath-taking array of top-drawer gossip--is told with an endearing modesty and with an extraordinary sense of surprise that all these things happened to her... The book is a diamond-mine of glittering asides."
"Lady in Waiting...will make you laugh and cry and gasp....At the heart is loss, grief, stoicism, and love."
"I hooted my way through Anne Glenconner's Lady in Waiting... Glenconner's memoir of three decades as Princess Margaret's chief courtier is matter of fact about her bonkers life, making it all the more amusing"—Marcus Field, Evening Standard
"A must-read book of the year."
—Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
"A page-turner, filled with humor and tragedy."
—Carleton Varney, Palm Beach Daily News
"Whether describing scenes of delicacy or debauchery, these insider accounts are fascinating. Glenconner is unfailingly perceptive, honest, and amazingly down-to-earth, a survivor who embodies the British trait of "getting on with it.""
—Booklist (starred review)