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Crawford, Marion 1909-1988

Overview
Works: 42 works in 127 publications in 4 languages and 3,802 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: DA585.A4, B
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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 )
8 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mother and queen : the story of Queen Mary by Marion Crawford ( Book )
5 editions published in 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The little princesses : the story of the Queen's childhood by her governess by Marion Crawford ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 325 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
Margaret; the story of a modern princess by Marion Crawford ( Book )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The little princesses by Marion Crawford ( Book )
31 editions published between 1950 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of princess Elizabeth and Margaret
Queen Elizabeth II by Marion Crawford ( Book )
6 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Queen Mother by Marion Crawford ( Book )
6 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Happy and glorious! by Marion Crawford ( Book )
6 editions published in 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Princess Margaret by Marion Crawford ( Book )
3 editions published in 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the Queen's childhood, by her governess by Marion Crawford ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The little princesses : the story of the Queen's childhood, by her nanny by Marion Crawford ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 8 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
Die kleinen Prinzessinnen Elisabeth und Margaret Rose by Marion Crawford ( Book )
3 editions published between 1950 and 1954 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las Princesas Isabel y Margarita de Inglaterra : biografía íntima by Marion Crawford ( Book )
6 editions published between 1951 and 1960 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prinzessin Margaret Das Leben einer Prinzessin heutzutage by Marion Crawford ( Book )
2 editions published in 1954 in German and held by 5 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
The moonlit road and other stories ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stedsøstrene : Roman i to Dele : 1-2. Deel by Marion Crawford ( Book )
1 edition published in 1893 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The little Princesses by Marion Crawford ( Book )
2 editions published between 1955 and 1960 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spooky bunch ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Buthlay, George, Mrs., 1909-1988
Crawfie, 1909-1988
クリフォード, マリオン
Languages
English (85)
German (7)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (1)
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