Edwina: The Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1958) (1st ed)

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Edwina: The Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1958) (1st ed)

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Title: Edwina: The Biography of The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Author: Madeleine Masson

Publisher: Robert Hale, 1958. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Good. Some wear and closed tears to dust jacket. Some foxing to edges. Text clean, binding tight. With a frontispiece portrait of Edwina Mountbatten painted by Dali, and 27 other black-and-white plates. 250pp excluding index.

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From jacket flap:

In this biography the author has endeavoured to place the interesting, enigmatic and controversial figure of Lady Louis Mountbatten in its proper perspective. This woman, a grand-daughter of one of the richest men in the world, god-daughter of Edward VII, heiress to a great fortune, and wife of one of the most romantic figures of our times, is among the most interesting women of this century.

Though much is known of her early life, and garbled versions of the story of the swashbuckling Mountbattens have appeared at intervals in the Press, little is really known of Edwina Mountbatten, and of her metamorphosis from society woman to champion of the ill, the weak ad the oppressed.