Record Details

Catalog Search

The Windsor diaries, 1940-45 : my childhood with the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret / Alathea Fitzalan Howard ; foreword by Isabella Naylor-Leyland ; edited by Celestria Noel.

Available copies

  • 3 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clinton PL - Clinton 941.08 FIT (Text) 36806010351623 NEW ITEMS Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 941.085092 FIT (Text) 39230032137018 Adult New Books Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch NEW HISTORY EUROPE BRITAIN ROYALS Fitzalan.Howard (Text) 37516002067444 Adult New Book Shelf-Nonfiction Available -
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell 921 FIT (Text) 36823002253899 New Books Checked out 06/04/2021
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL 941.085 FIT (Text) 30419101529795 New Non-Fiction In process -
Whiting PL - Whiting ON ORDER (Text) WHTNG9781982169176 On order On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982169176
  • ISBN: 1982169176
  • Physical Description: xxii, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The never-before-published diaries of Alathea Fitzalan Howard-who spent her teenaged years living out World War II in Windsor Great Park with her close friends Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth, the future queen of the United Kingdom-provide an extraordinary and intimate look at the British Royal Family. Like so many others in Great Britain, young Alathea Fitzalan Howard's life was turned upside down by the start of the Second World War. 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 sixteen to twenty-two, she recorded the intimate details of her life with the Royal Family and the anxieties of wartime Britain. Now, published for the first time, these unique diaries unveil a candid and vivid portrait of the British Royal Family and of Princess Elizabeth in particular, the warm, quiet young girl who was already on her journey to her ultimate destiny: the Crown"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fitzalan Howard, Alathea, 1923-2001 > Diaries.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- > Friends and associates.
Margaret, Princess, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002 > Friends and associates.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > Windsor Great Park.
Nobility > England > Windsor Great Park > Diaries.
Windsor Great Park (England) > Social life and custorms.
Genre: Biographies.
Biography & Autobiography.

Additional Resources