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Describes the extraordinary transformation of the British monarchy into an 'ultimate family' of international superstars, somehow managing to uphold the dignity of the crown while their adventures and personalities are transmitted round the globe.
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John Pearson was born in 1930, and educated at King's College School, Wimbledon and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read history.
He has worked on various newspapers, including the Economist, The Times, and The Sunday Times where for a time he wrote the Atticus column.
After the success of his Life of Ian Fleming, he decamped with wife and family to Rome, where he lived for some years. Mr Pearson returned to England to research and write the life and times of the Kray brothers in The Profession of Violence and has since written many more successful works of both fiction and non-fiction. Biographies remain his specialty with accomplished studies of the Sitwells, Winston Churchill and the Royal Family following his earlier successes.Review:
“fascinating and healthily skeptical book” ―New York Review of Books
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Book Description Charnwood, 1987. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96185968