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  • Author:
    Jennie Bond,Marion Crawford
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    0312312156
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    978-0312312152
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    St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (April 10, 2003)
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    288 pages
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Marion Crawford, or Crawfie, as she was known to young Princess .

Marion Crawford, or Crawfie, as she was known to young Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, was born in the Scottish countryside and studied teaching at the Moray House Training College in Edinburgh. In the early 1930s, she became governess to the daughters of the Duke and Duchess of York, little suspecting that she would devote the next sixteen years to nurturing her future Queen. Crawford died in 1988, having never been forgiven by the royal family for writing her book. Bond has written two other books: Elizabeth: Fifty Glorious Years and Reporting Royalty: Behind the Scenes with the BBC’s Royal Correspondent.

Enter Marion Crawford, a from Scotland who was promptly dubbed "Crawfie" by the .

Enter Marion Crawford, a from Scotland who was promptly dubbed "Crawfie" by the young Elizabeth and who would stay with the family for sixteen years. Beginning at the quiet family home in Piccadilly and ending with the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 1948, Crawfie tells how she brought the princesses up to be "Royal," while attempting to show them a bit of the ordinary world of underground trains, Girl Guides, and swimming lessons.

Marion Crawford, CVO (5 June 1909 – 11 February 1988) was a Scottish educator and governess to Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II), who called her Crawfie. Crawford was the named author of the book The Little Princesses, which told the story of her time with the royal family. After the book was published in 1950, Crawford was socially ostracised and left Nottingham Cottage, her grace and favour house, which had been granted to her for life

The Little Princesses book.

The Little Princesses book. Enter Marion Crawford, a from Scotland who was promptly dubbed Crawfie by the young Elizabeth and who would stay with the family for sixteen years.

Enter Marion Crawford, a from Scotland who was promptly dubbed . The Little Princesses - Marion Crawford.

In little more than fifty years the regard with which the Royal Family are held has changed out of all recognition. Their private lives are now the stuff of soap opera and it seems any one who comes into contact with them sells their story to the magazines or to the newspapers

In little more than fifty years the regard with which the Royal Family are held has changed out of all recognition. Their private lives are now the stuff of soap opera and it seems any one who comes into contact with them sells their story to the magazines or to the newspapers.

Marion Crawford - see above Jennie Bond has been Royal Correspondent for the BBC for the past 12 years during which time she has covered the most eventful period in the history of the Royal Family.

Marion Crawford - see above Jennie Bond has been Royal Correspondent for the BBC for the past 12 years during which time she has covered the most eventful period in the history of the Royal Family, including three divorces and Lady Diana's death. Country of Publication.

Marion Crawford, 'Crawfie', as she was kwn to the Queen and Princess . THE LITTLE PRINCESSES was published in 1950 to a furore we cant imagine today.

Marion Crawford, 'Crawfie', as she was kwn to the Queen and Princess Margaret, became governess to the children of the Duke and Duchess of York in the early 1930s, little suspecting she was nurturing her future Queen. Marion Crawford - see above Jennie Bond has been Royal Correspondent for the BBC for the past 12 years during which time she has covered the most eventful period in the history of the Royal Family, including three divorces and Lady Diana's death.

absolutely fascinating story of Nanny Crawford which brings to life how the Royal Family live. I cannot understand why the Royals thought it was disrespectful to write this and cut Nanny Crawford off for the rest of her life

absolutely fascinating story of Nanny Crawford which brings to life how the Royal Family live. I cannot understand why the Royals thought it was disrespectful to write this and cut Nanny Crawford off for the rest of her life. I wonder what the real reason was? Charming, but in no way saccharine. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. A lovely portrait of royalty as it used to be, painted in the words of a woman who devoted years of her life to royalty's service

Once upon a time, in 1930s England, there were two little princesses named Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. Their father was the Duke of York, the second son of King George V, and their Uncle David was the future King of England.We all know how the fairy tale ended: When King George died, “Uncle David” became King Edward VIII---who abdicated less than a year later to marry the scandalous Wallis Simpson. Suddenly the little princesses’ father was King. The family moved to Buckingham Palace, and ten-year-old Princess Elizabeth became the heir to the crown she would ultimately wear for over fifty years.The Little Princesses shows us how it all began. In the early thirties, the Duke and Duchess of York were looking for someone to educate their daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, then five- and two-years-old. They already had a nanny---a family retainer who had looked after their mother when she was a child---but it was time to add someone younger and livelier to the household.Enter Marion Crawford, a twenty-four-year-old from Scotland who was promptly dubbed “Crawfie” by the young Elizabeth and who would stay with the family for sixteen years. Beginning at the quiet family home in Piccadilly and ending with the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 1948, Crawfie tells how she brought the princesses up to be “Royal,” while attempting to show them a bit of the ordinary world of underground trains, Girl Guides, and swimming lessons.The Little Princesses was first published in 1950 to a furor we cannot imagine today. It has been called the original “nanny diaries” because it was the first account of life with the Royals ever published. Although hers was a touching account of the childhood of the Queen and Princess Margaret, Crawfie was demonized by the press. The Queen Mother, who had been a great friend and who had, Crawfie maintained, given her permission to write the account, never spoke to her again.Reading The Little Princesses now, with a poignant new introduction by BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond, offers fascinating insights into the changing lives and times of Britains royal family.

BlackHaze
As a life-long admirer of HM Queen Elizabeth II, I consider this book to be THE PRINCIPAL PRIMARY SOURCE for background on the Queen's early life and character development. If you want to know how the Queen developed her sense of duty and dedication as a symbol of Great Britain, this is a must-read book. However, this particular edition has many flaws, compared with the original 1950-52 editions. To begin with, the author, Marion Crawford, was governess to Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, not a "nanny," a distinction explained in Chapter 1. This edition contains none of Crawfie's (Princess Elizabeth's nickname for her governess) charming personal photographs of the Royal Family that are a highlight of the original book. Nor are the numerous letters and notes to Crawfie from the King, Queen, and Princesses provided. Several fascinating scenes have been truncated, such as the first meeting with Wallis Simpson, who became Duchess of Windsor. Perhaps the most glaring omission is the dedication: "To the people of America, with the fervent hope that our nations may come ever closer together in mutual understanding and sympathy." This alone gives evidence that Marion Crawford had some official British government approval for publishing her memoirs, as Jenny Bond in her prefatory essay describes. I am very glad that I still have my original copy of "The Little Princesses," published by Bantam Books in 1952, and I encourage admirers of the Queen to seek out an early edition of this book, to experience the rich detail and documentation that are missing from the present book.
Mr_Jeйson
This book should have been scandalous, given the objection of the royal family at the time Marion Crawford wrote it. All the portrayals are flattering; in fact, I am sure that she wrote more positive accounts than were really true. If the royals today had such a book written about them, they would hail the writer and invite him/her to tea at Buckingham to thank them for the respect that Marion Crawford originally afforded them. The book has now given me a new perspective on the royals at the time, and I feel they way over-reacted to a flattering and unobtrusive book about two little girls growing up royal. There is nothing scurrilous here!
Road.to sliver
The book is interesting in that it gives an insight into the early years of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. But once that book was published she completely withdrew her friendship and any contact from the author. The Queen Mother never spoke to her again. While it gives some interesting points and very interesting reading, I can see why there was much consternation within the royal family. The author was very clear about the events and it would have been better if perhaps she had not shared all that she knew. The royal family likes that there is a certain mystery about their private lives. They are most particular about how they are portrayed. But by all means do read the book as it gives a wider look at how the Queen was raised and what her life as a child and then into her adult days were like. The family is always a source of interest to Americans as we don't have royalty. It is a very good read!!!
Usishele
I read about this book awhile ago, but the only copies were extremely high in price. Recently, I checked again and there was some prices I could afford. This book has captured my attention even before I had a copy. The story of Princess Elizabeth's and Princess Margaret's early childhood, and on up to Princess Elizabeth's marriage is fascinating to read about. 'Crawfie,' the author was ostracised for writing this book, but I think it did the monarchy a world of good. The average person can see what sweet, little, normal girl's the princesses were, and how Elizabeth was such a good candidate for Queen. I highly recommend this book to anyone, not just those interested in the British Monarchy.
Twentyfirstfinger
This is the book written by the Governess to Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret. None of the royal family ever spoke to Crawfie again once it was published. Lots of stories of when they were small children to when Elizabeth got married.
FEISKO
Loved it. But then I loved it when I read it years ago, only then it had pictures and I miss them. Now "Crawfie" would have had to sign a confidentiality agreement when she was hired, although there is nothing in there that would have spoken ill of any of the Yorks. (not Andrew and his girls, but the Queen as a child.)
Kagalkree
This was wonderful, loving and respectful first hand knowledged biography of the growing up period of Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret by their Governess of 16 years. Knowledgeable and lovingly written, it's the best most honest look into growing up Royal., that I've ever read. A must read for anyone who would be interested in an honest biography, with no false gossip or innuendo. Sheer joy!
I enjoyed this book. It was actually written in the '50's by the princesses' nanny. It was light reading and interesting.