The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters

The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters

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For many years Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India (1898-1905), controlled all aspects of his daughters' lives. Irene (born 1896), Cynthia (born 1898), and Alexandra (born 1905) eventually revolted against their father's control. Irene had many affairs but never married. Cynthia married the up-and-coming Oswald Mosely, and Alexandra married the Prince of Wales’ best friend, Fruity Metcalfe. Throughout the 1920s, the sisters were at the centre of a fast and glittering world. This biography provides insight into their lives, public and private, and gives a different view of German, Italian and British fascism. Based on unpublished letters and diaries, this book provides new revelations about Oswald Mosely, the Cliveden set, Lord Halifax, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Title:The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780753812556
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    The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters Reviews

  • David

    I read “The Viceroy’s Daughters” in search of more information on Grace Hinds Duggan Curzon, George Curzon’s second wife and my fourth cousin on my father’s side. As previously written elsew...

  • Sarah

    Goodreads suggested that I might like this book based on my interest in the Mitfords and, as Irene, Cynthia and Alexandra Curzon, the Viceroy’s daughters, were brought up in England in great wealth ...

  • The Library Lady

    I'm surprised that no one has thought of turning this into a mini-series. Everything is there--the pre-war glamor,infidelities, celebrities and scandal, war time heroism.DeCourcy paints vivid portrait...

  • Annie Garvey

    I cannot believe the morals of the generation between the wars. And what was the Oswald Mosley's hold on the sisters? What a mess, but you can't put it down....

  • Avis Black

    "My name is George Nathaniel Curzon,I am a most superior person.My face is pink, my hair is sleek,I dine at Blenheim once a week."-Doggerel verse about Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India. A collective ...

  • Alma Bytyqi

    The book is very well written and researched, but... Those three sisters are totally pale personalities compared to the mitford sisters. The curzon sisters , what I get from the reading of this book, ...

  • Laurie

    A biography of the aristocratic Curzon sisters who were contemporaries of the Mitfords and ran in circles with Wallis Simpson. The shenanigans that these old-timey proper Brits got up to never fail to...

  • Fiona

    Here is an extract from the precis on Goodreads. No point in me writing something. It was enough to get me hooked, as as with de Courcy's biog of Diana Moseley, I'm not disappointed thus far:Cynthis (...

  • Anne

    Oh boy, this is a tough one. Many names I am totally unfamiliar with, and though interesting, it is a tough read for an American. Maybe much of this is familiar to English people and residents of the ...

  • Doreen Petersen

    Excellent book! Kept me hooked right up to the end!...