Tim Heald's vivid and elegant biography portrays a woman who was beautiful and sexually alluring, and whose reputation for naughtiness co-existed with the glamour. The mythology is that Margaret's life was ruined by her not being allowed to marry the one true love of her life - Group Captain Peter Townsend. But Heald reveals a rich tapestry of a life. There will never be another princess like her - she was distant and unknowable, but wanted to be close and caring. She was the ultimate enigma, yet she is key to understanding the changes in England that marked her life. With unparalleled access to archives, family and friends, this is an illuminating biography.
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