The Windsor Diaries
Before The Crown
Like so many others, young Alathea Fitzalan Howard’s life was turned upside down by the start of WW2. Sent to stay with her grandfather at the historic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, Alathea found the affection she so craved through her close friendship with the two princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, and their parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, her neighbors at nearby Windsor Castle.
Together, the girls enjoyed parties, cinema evenings, picnics, and more, all recorded in honest and captivating detail in Alathea’s diary, which she kept as a constant source of comfort. Day by day, from ages 16 to 22, she recorded the intimate details of her life with the Royal Family and the anxieties of wartime Britain.
"Funny, astute, poignant and historically fascinating." ―The Times
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||May 4, 2021|