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Crawford, Marion 1909-1988

Overview
Works: 57 works in 168 publications in 5 languages and 3,549 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA585.A4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marion Crawford
Elizabeth the Queen, the story of Britain's new sovereign by Marion Crawford( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother and queen : the story of Queen Mary by Marion Crawford( Book )

6 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little princesses : the story of the Queen's childhood, by her governess by Marion Crawford( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the childhoods and early adulthoods of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, as told by one of their primary caregivers, offers insight into early twentieth-century British royal life
Margaret; the story of a modern princess by Marion Crawford( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little princesses by Marion Crawford( Book )

47 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marion Crawford, or "Crawfie" as she was to be known, became governess to the children of the Duke and Duchess of York in the early 1930s, little suspecting she was nurturing her future Queen. Beginning at the quiet family home in Piccadilly in the 1930s and ending with the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, Crawfie tells how she brought the princesses up to be "Royal" whilst also exposing them to the ordinary world of underground trains, buses and swimming lessons. In 1950, THE LITTLE PRINCESSES was the first account of life with the Royals ever published and, although it is a touching account of the childhood of the Queen and Princess Margaret, Crawfie was demonised 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
Queen Elizabeth II by Marion Crawford( Book )

8 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen Mother by Marion Crawford( Book )

8 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy and glorious! by Marion Crawford( Book )

7 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Margaret by Marion Crawford( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Queen visits Australia and New Zealand by Marion Crawford( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Queen's childhood, by her governess Marion Crawford by Marion Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Queen's childhood, by her governess by Marion Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die kleinen Prinzessinnen Elisabeth und Margaret Rose by Marion Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little princesses : the story of the Queen's childhood, by her nanny by Marion Crawford( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Prinzessin Margaret Das Leben einer Prinzessin heutzutage by Marion Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choral Concert: Mormon Tabernacle Choir - ROOT, G.F.( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Conde Skariatine by Marion Crawford( Book )

3 editions published between 1922 and 1932 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spooky bunch( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth en Margaret Rose by Marion Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mccormack, John: My Wild Irish Rose( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Buthlay, George 1909-1988 Mrs

Buthlay, George Mrs. 1909-1988

Buthlay, Marion 1909-1988

Crawfie 1909-1988

Crawford, Marion, 1909-

Kirk Crawford, Marion 1909-1988

Marion Crawford Brits Gouvernante (1909-1988)

Marion Crawford brittisk kunglig barnflicka

Marion Crawford UK royal nanny (1909-1988)

Кроуфорд, Мэрион

Мэрион Кроуфорд шотландская гувернантка; служила британской королевской семье и обучала детей короля Георга VI и его жены Елизаветы

クリフォード, マリオン

マリオン・クロフォード

Languages
English (111)

Spanish (10)

German (6)

French (1)

Dutch (1)