Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2008
CS ISBN 9780753131480 $76.95 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7531-3149-7 $99.95 Eleven CDs
Princess Margaret was never going to be queen of England; nevertheless, the late royal made her own way as an also-ran. The impetuous, religious, musical flip side of her more staid sister, Margaret had a failed marriage and a few highly publicized romances to keep the British press churning. Heald did exhaustive research into Margaret's life, and it's to narrator Lucy Scott's credit that she keeps listeners interested through myriad details of public protocol and private misbehavior. Her upper-class accent is perfectly tuned, as is her pronunciation. She energizes the tabloid articles and the reminiscences of the princess's many friends, which make up the bulk of this evenhanded bio. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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