Mrs Ronnie The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings

Mrs Ronnie The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings Margaret Greville of Polesden Lacey who styled herself Mrs Ronnie rose from obscure and humble origins to become a fabulously wealthy and ambitious society hostess traveling the world and acquirin

  • Title: Mrs Ronnie The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings
  • Author: Siân Evans
  • ISBN: 9781909881006
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Margaret Greville of Polesden Lacey, who styled herself Mrs Ronnie , rose from obscure and humble origins to become a fabulously wealthy and ambitious society hostess, traveling the world and acquiring a portfolio of movie stars, monarchs, maharajahs and millionaires.

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    • Siân Evans

      Si n Evans is a prolific author, journalist, commentator, speaker, publicist and film consultant specialising in social history She is the author of a plethora of popular social histories including Mrs Ronnie the Society Hostess who collected Kings The Manor Reborn tied in with a major 4 part BBC1 TV series Life Below Stairs in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House Ghosts Mysterious Tales from the National Trust 7 National Trust Guidebooks between 2008 and 2014 and Great Hostesses John Murray, 2016 , a book examining the role of six influential interwar society hostesses Si n regularly writes for BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine, Daily Mail, The Express, Coast Magazine National Trust Members Magazine and Royal Oak Foundation Newsletter She works as a freelance consultant to the National Trust Film Office and is an experienced public speaker.



    155 thoughts on “Mrs Ronnie The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings


    • Margaret Greville– or Mrs Ronnie as she liked to be called – rose from obscure and humble origins to be a famous society hostess and friend to the good and great of British society. At her beautiful house, Polesden Lacey she entertained just about everyone who was anyone, with even Queen Mary popping in to tea. From Edward VIII to George VI, she was on intimate terms with all the royals. George VI and his new bride even spent their honeymoon at her house. She was there for the abdication cri [...]


    • "Everybody else leaves their money to the poor. I am going to leave it to the rich"this is a glossy though fairly balanced account of Mrs Ronnie, a snobbish social-climber who prided herself on her ability to get close to the wealthy, the aristocratic and the royal. There's no need for us to like her in order to enjoy the book, and I certainly found her often stupid, with ill-judgement and an acute lack of self-awareness - and yet still found this an enjoyable read.Low points in Mrs Ronnie's car [...]


    • The description of this biography sounded way more exciting than the story of Mrs. Ronnie ended up being on the page. Yes, she was connected to some very famous and interesting people in her time, but she didn't ever seem out of the ordinary with regards to others in the social sphere of the nobles at the time. This read more like an account of the life of someone connected to the English royals rather than a biography of a truly interesting person. Perhaps it was the way it was written, though. [...]


    • I was expecting something entirely different based on the description of the book. I thought it was about a woman who had more romantic relationships. She definitely was a part of the in crowd and played the game well both with the royals as well as the inner and outer circles. The writing style was a bit of a news article rather than prose. Nothing negative, it just didnt flow as well as I would have preferred to make the story a more interesting read. Although she did have an interesting life, [...]



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