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"Night Study" by Maria V. Snyder
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The book presents a very detailed exposition of the public events in the life of the Princess, relying almost exclusively on contemporary newspaper accounts and some accounts from other contemporary media. His selection of source material is directly responsible for the book's two major flaws. By relying almost entirely on the extant published press accounts, the content of the book is mostly limited in scope to the public life of the Princess. With very little material sourced from private interviews with friends or associates, Warwick can only rely on second and third hand anecdotes that occasionally provide a little color beyond the already well-known episodes that captivated the attention of the contemporary royal tabloid and newspaper press.
Entirely missing from this biography is any attempt at trying to examine the Princess' private life, psychology, motivations, passions, and character.
Without the type of in-depth research necessary for a biography of this sort to be successful, Warwick's biography of such a fascinating woman becomes a horribly tedious read--merely page after page rehashing one supposed press frenzy or newspaperman's cook-ed up scandal after the next.
I would have rather spend an afternoon going to microfilm at the library to find the actual newspaper stories on which this book is based rather than having to suffer through Christopher Warwick's tedious prose and endless paraphrasing of one newspaper clipping after the next.
Save yourself the time, and wait for a better biography to come out once her personal letters are released. There's simply nothing new in this biography, and nothing in it worth reading.
It would have been interesting to get a better picture about what the princess felt about various things in her life and family-- beyond hating her grandmother Queen Mary (the most interesting tidbit of the whole book)-- but perhaps princess Margaret understood that old maxim that "you should never let daylight in on the majic"
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Lovely story of a lovely down to earth princess her and Kate would have been friends I'm surePublished 19 months ago by cats
This book started out interesting, but as you got to the middle it was hard to hold your attention. It started to get boring.Published on August 16, 2013 by September
If you are a fan of the royal family this Is for you. Princess Margaret was an interesting woman. I didn't know a lot about her. Well written.Published on March 20, 2013 by Kim Snyder
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