Positive Alexander Waugh, The New York Review of Books
Pope-Hennessy’s long researches into the life of Queen Mary did not endear him to her and, unsurprisingly, his interviews are at their funniest and psychological best when the subject of conversation is furthest from the subject of his work. His ability to capture the royal way of talking is scintillating.
Positive Jane Ridley, The Spectator
Positive Rosemary Hill, The London Review of Books
Vickers has edited for publication with a combination of scholarship and panache that Pope-Hennessy would have appreciated. The result is as valuable as his brother predicted, a picture of European royalty at the crux of the 20th century, when Elvis Presley’s first album was in the charts and the grandchildren of George III were still in living memory.