From one of the funniest of all British writers comes a portrait of one of our most talked-about royals. John Fowles dreamed of seducing her. Andy Warhol photographed her. Lucian Freud danced with her. Jack Nicholson put his arm around her. Gore Vidal adored her. John Lennon blushed before her. Marlon Brando clammed up in her company. Picasso plotted to marry her.
She is Princess Margaret.
The one with the puffy face and the wraparound shades; the seemingly sad Royal, her life spent in decline, but the most glamorous woman on earth; the unfailing presence in the index of every memoir, diary or letters collection from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Craig Brown’s 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, by turns comic and tragic, is about fame and art, snobbery and deference, fact and fiction.
Craig Brown has been writing the Private Eye celebrity diary since 1989. He has also written parodies for many other publications, including The Daily Telegraph, Vanity Fair, The Times and The Guardian. He is the author of several books, most recently The Lost Diaries and One on One.