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|1.||The Infant Princess||1|
|5.||Alice with Queen Victoria||41|
|6.||Falling in Love||49|
|8.||The Greek Royal Family||65|
|10.||The First Balkan War||93|
|11.||The Murder of King George||105|
|12.||The First World War||111|
|13.||The First Exile||124|
|14.||Veering towards Religion||140|
|15.||The Birth of Prince Philip||151|
|16.||The Greeks in Defeat||161|
|17.||'Alice's Royalist Plots'||172|
|19.||Descent into Crisis||195|
|20.||Tegel and Kreuzlingen, 1930||204|
|24.||Philip and Andrea||257|
|25.||Recovery and Tragedy||268|
|27.||Return to Greece||281|
|28.||Greece under Occupation||292|
|29.||Alice in Germany||301|
|33.||The Coronation of Elizabeth II||341|
|34.||The Reign of King Paul||349|
|35.||India and Bahrain||364|
|36.||The Reign of King Constantine||378|
|37.||Alice at the Palace||387|
|Appendix||The Burial of Alice||399|
I enjoyed the book but found all the families involved very complicated. I was continually flipping back to all the family trees. Alice had a very sad life with lots of problems. Was most interested in Prince Phillip and his days of growing up. He also had a rough time being moved around being between various family members and not much time with his mother, although she did spend some time writing to him.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 2, 2006
Unless one possesses a reasonable knowledge of the royal family trees of EurAsia, the book is difficult to follow initially as the author attempts to trace families relations to one another right away. To complicate matters, royals tend to use the same first names through the generations. For example, Alice's mother was Victoria and her mother was Alice and her mother was the very famous Queen Victoria. If you can get over having to understand each family members exact relation to others in the book, it makes for a nice read. Alice certainly led an interesting life during an eventful century. This fact lays out insights for the reader into 20th century history, from ruling families perspectives, that might not otherwise be known. Alice dealt with all of her circumstances far more gracefully than current royals. Knowing a bit about the current British royals makes the second half of the very detailed biography go quickly as those current generation ties start to form.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 20, 2006
This is really one biography where a little LESS detail would have made for a better book. While I appreciate some of the revelations, I don't need to know every time Alice fell ill. I also didn't care for Vickers' tendency to footnote on every page (literally). Again, too much detail. However, the work is readable, it's probably the only biography of Alice that we'll ever get, and there is information available here that's not available anywhere else, so I recommend it to a Royalty buff.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 24, 2011
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