(Read) King's Counsellor Abdication and War The Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles BY Alan Lascelles – mzines.co.uk

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Fair and the fascinating relationship between Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the King These detailed journals are a delight to read as well as being invaluable historic reco. Too bad he was so discreetStill well worth it

review King's Counsellor Abdication and War The Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles

King's Counsellor Abdication and War The Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles

Ween lies an enormous range of events including World War II as seen from Lascelles' point of view as private secretary to the Royal Family the Princess Margaret Peter Townsend af. I managed to get this from the library however it looks like it s being republished in August It would be great if the two earlier volumes were also made available as they are v expensive second hand

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Tommy Lascelles' never before published diaries paint a vivid picture of the past from Edward VIII's abdication to George VI's death and his daughter Elizabeth's Coronation In bet. I have just finished King s Counsellor the diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles the private secretary to King George VI Very good and as with other writers diariesletters find many of the last entries very poignant Also with this fellow after a life of tact and prudence with his work he allows himself to become just a bit risu towards the end There is this entry The leaf sweeping season is in full swing but I can t rake for very long at a time nowadays Winter draws on as the curate said when he handed the vicar s daughter a cup of tea To which she replied if memory serves me right Not yet But why do you ask and we ve never been told what his answer was to that one I find that enchanting


10 thoughts on “King's Counsellor Abdication and War The Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles

  1. says:

    Excellent source material for personal as well as historical background of World War II England

  2. says:

    As a scion of the Harwood family and proud of his lineage Alan Lascelles probably came across as something of an old school stuffed shirt This book shows that he was anything but Beautifully written King's Counsellor is largely made up of his war time diary and letters written after 1946 until his death The picture that Lascelles paints of serving the King and trials and tribulations of wartime are vivid He says little

  3. says:

    I have just finished 'King's Counsellor the diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles' the private secretary to King George VI Very good and as with other writers' diariesletters find many of the last entries very poignant A

  4. says:

    Lascelles was nothing if not wise prescient and honest of course diplomatically so in his work for and with power players in Britain during the early to mid 20th century His reminiscences of the pesterous Duke of Windsor are frank

  5. says:

    Overall a fantastic book if you're into royal gossip or curious about what it was like to spend time around kings and princes Mr Lascelles was either the deputy private secretary or private secretary for 3 kings

  6. says:

    I managed to get this from the library however it looks like it's being republished in August It would be great if the two earlier volumes were also made available as they are v expensive second hand

  7. says:

    Picked this one up on a whim in the library Well I say that but the size of this tome it took uite deliberate effort to pick it up It is huge and the writing is uite small It's also a 'proper' diary in that it's not written every day some days have lots of detail and insight and others consist literally of which birds the author spotted tha

  8. says:

    Interesting I considered starring it down based on his misspelt rudeness about Peter Fraser stemming from an apparent constitutional inability to judge Labour politicians on their merits but decided that was unfair

  9. says:

    Too bad he was so discreetStill well worth it

  10. says:

    Mind numbingly tedious

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