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    DescriptionAnthony Armstrong-Jones was born to a Welsh father and English-Jewish mother. Creative and inventive, he attended Eton and then Cambridge. 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 - and one of the iconic glamorous couples of that era. Tony continued to work and both began to have affairs. They divorced in 1978. Snowdon married again but this marriage collapsed after the birth of a secret love-child and the suicide of his mistress of twenty years. His low boredom threshold and waspish cruelty are balanced by his fabled charm and genuine concern for the disabled and underpriviledged. One of the great British photographers, at 76 he now suffers from a recurrence of childhood polio. But by any standards he has had an extraordinary life.


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    Title
    Snowdon
    Subtitle
    The Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne De Courcy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753825877
    ISBN 10: 0753825872
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    DC22: 941.084092
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000, BIO001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25870
    LC classification: TR
    DC22: 770.92
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNBR, AJCD
    Illustrations note
    54
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer with a long career in journalism, most recently with the Daily Mail, for whom she did interviews, historical features and book reviews, as well as editing a page on readers' dilemmas. She lives in London and Gloucestershire.
    Review quote
    Delightfully gossipy SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Anne de Courcy is not afraid to probe the divorce, loneliness and tragedy that intruded on the couple's life OBSERVER a commendably unvarnished portrait of a charismatic, contradictory individual GOOD BOOK GUIDE