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Old 12-13-2014, 07:52 AM
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Princess Alice, Countess Of Athlone by Theo Aronson

Princess Alice, Countess Of Athlone by Theo Aronson



I've just ordered this from Amazon and hopefully will have time to read over the Christmas holidays.

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Princess Alice, Countess Of Athlone by Theo Aronson



I've just ordered this from Amazon and hopefully will have time to read over the Christmas holidays.

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Is this a new publication or a re-print. ?
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Hi Breffney,its a reprint,royal biographer Theo Aronson released it in 1981 and died he in 2003.
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Hi Breffney,its a reprint,royal biographer Theo Aronson released it in 1981 and died he in 2003.
Thanks, An Ard Ri. It looks really interesting. Wasn't there a TV documentary about her towards the end of her life. ? It showed her waiting for a bus which would bring her into London central. She used to travel frequently by bus. Or am I mixing her up with someone else. ?
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No I think your right Breffney,I'll see what I can find on that later.
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Thanks, An Ard Ri. It looks really interesting. Wasn't there a TV documentary about her towards the end of her life. ? It showed her waiting for a bus which would bring her into London central. She used to travel frequently by bus. Or am I mixing her up with someone else. ?

I remember reading about her riding the bus to get around but I can't remember where...


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I came across this article which confirms that she used to take the bus.

She sounds like she was great fun.

PRINCESS ALICE, AT LONDON HOME - A GRANDCHILD OF QUEEN VICTORIA - NYTimes.com
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No I think your right Breffney,I'll see what I can find on that later.
As well as the link to the article that I just posted I came across a number of references to Alice riding around on London buses.
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I've also ordered the book and am looking forward to reading it over the holidays.


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I came across this article which confirms that she used to take the bus.

She sounds like she was great fun.

PRINCESS ALICE, AT LONDON HOME - A GRANDCHILD OF QUEEN VICTORIA - NYTimes.com

Great Find Breffney,did you order the book?
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I read her memoirs several years ago and there is something that has always stuck with me. The quote (and I'm going from memory so bare with me ) I can't find the excerpt online , but she said that royalty was not the lot of the pampered queen bee, and she summed up exactly how arduous the queens job is and ended the part with the family motto of I serve "



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Great Find Breffney,did you order the book?
I put it into my Amazon basket, An Ard Ri. I usually wait to build up a box load of stuff before I send off for items. !!
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Great book! What I love about her is the British, so very British way-- get on with it, do your duty, don't make a fuss! This very British way is pervasive on every page.
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