The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves

The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves

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DICKIE MOUNTBATTEN: A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the Royal Family taking the Mountbatten name, he was Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War II and the last Viceroy of India.

EDWINA MOUNTBATTEN: Once the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, she emerged from World War II as a magnetic and talented humanitarian worker loved around the­ world.

From British high society to the South of France, from the battlefields of Burma to the Viceroy's House, The Mountbattens is a rich and filmic story of a powerful partnership, revealing the truth behind a carefully curated legend.

Was Mountbatten one of the outstanding leaders of his generation, or a man over-promoted because of his royal birth, high-level connections, film-star looks and ruthless self-promotion? What is the true story behind controversies such as the Dieppe Raid and Indian Partition, the love affair between Edwina and Nehru, and Mountbatten's assassination in 1979?

Based on over 100 interviews, research from dozens of archives and new information released under Freedom of Information requests, prize-winning historian Andrew Lownie sheds new light on­ this remarkable couple.

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  • Chrissie

    On starting this book, I thought there was no way I would end up liking it. Observe my three-star rating! This indicates I do like it. The beginning chapters read as lines taken from gossip columns. N...

  • Jacki (Julia Flyte)

    "The story of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten is almost the story of the 20th century. Both were born at the turn of the century and their lives touched many of the greatest events of the period or inte...

  • Smart Alec

    A brilliant biography of a marriage! A marriage which famously turned out paradoxically to be both highly dysfunctional and one of the most successful marital unions of the 20th Century. Very gratifyi...

  • Annie Booker

    An excellent biography of a complex and fascinating couple...

  • Jill Meyer

    The rich and powerful? They’re different from thee and me. They don’t see the world around them as we see it. Rules - like ones that govern the common good - don’t bind them to good behavior as ...

  • Eric Grounds

    This was a really interesting book. I have read a lot about Lord Louis, notably Ziegler's excellent biography. Indeed, I was privileged to meet him on three or four occasions and he was immensely kind...

  • David Huntley

    Review of The Mountbatten’s Having read earlier works by Andrew Lownie in which I have seen how deeply and thoroughly his investigative skills, as well as his diligence for accuracy is brought to be...

  • Roshni Bhattacharya

    A brand new shiny royal biography of a marriage so controversial yet so successful. A marriage where both the parties kept fleeing each other into other peoples’ beds and still lead a respectful lif...

  • Ambia

    Andrew Lownie has given us an unbiased and balanced perspective into the lives of two of Britains most fabulous royals. He showed us what MB wanted us to see and what others saw from MB, leaving us to...

  • Jan Tregelles

    What lives they lived. Both edwina and Louis were as bad as each other. She had 18 affairs and he probably and equal number.Compelling read and enjoyable. ...