Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor

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The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne. Her pivotal role in the abdication of her eldest son, the Duke of Windsor, is just one of the events that provide the backdrop for both thrilling biography and for narrating the splendors and tragedies of the entire house of Windsor.

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In addition to being the author of Vivien Leigh: A Biography and Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor, Anne Edwards has written numerous other biographies, including Sonya: The Life of Countess Tolstoy, Road to Tara: The Life of Margaret Mitchell, and Early Reagan: The Rise to Power.

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"A magnificent portrayal of majesty. . . . Edwards depicts the whole panorama, from pageantry and protocol to small private detail, with superb narrative finesse, psychological insight, and impressively far-ranging and scrupulous research." ---Chicago Tribune

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