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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2006, 10:32:13 PM »
GV was fond of her and Marie was often at the Palace during the War. She gave Queen Mary a letter to deliver to President Wilson (when he was visiting England) imploring him for help in freeing her husband. Marie's charity work was widely covered in the papers and this probably helped her a great deal evade some of the anti-Greek feeling in the country due to their stance during the war.

Agnes de Stoeckl's book has some great anecdotes about Marie--many from the WW1 and post-war period. It's a great book and I think it can be found easily. They were very close friends.
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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2006, 11:11:13 PM »
Really ? Where can I find it ???  ???

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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2006, 02:40:26 PM »
I'd try one of the online booksellers--abebooks.com; bookfinder.com or addall.com
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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2007, 06:43:52 AM »
GV was fond of her and Marie was often at the Palace during the War. She gave Queen Mary a letter to deliver to President Wilson (when he was visiting England) imploring him for help in freeing her husband. Marie's charity work was widely covered in the papers and this probably helped her a great deal evade some of the anti-Greek feeling in the country due to their stance during the war.

Agnes de Stoeckl's book has some great anecdotes about Marie--many from the WW1 and post-war period. It's a great book and I think it can be found easily. They were very close friends.

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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2007, 05:46:09 PM »
It's Not All Vanity published 1950. I can't believe people haven't heard of it! It's one of the best memoirs I've read--a lot of memoirs have 'down' parts where there's not that much interesting written, or the non-royal bits are boring, but this one was just so readable. It is just a great book--with such interesting insights into the royalty of the periods as well as the effects of the post-WW1 era on those members of the nobility who'd been so close to some of the exile and murdered royals. Some well-known stories about royals (such as Toria of Wales) come from this book so I'm surprised that the book itself isn't better known. "In the mock obituary she added to the front of her autobiography, she wrote: 'She spent the greater part of her life amidst the courts of Europe, and she was called 'Aunty Ag' by half the royal personages.'" [this from the Lafayette site] I was just reading some book, I can't remember which, and it mentions her in an off-hand way which showed how familiar she was to the British, Greek and Russian royals.

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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2010, 08:31:06 AM »
Princess Marie


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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2010, 08:35:28 AM »
From the same period


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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2010, 06:22:30 PM »
I think this was from her autobiography. It was a great read. I got a copy of NOT ALL VANITY too. Alao an excellent read !  :)

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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2010, 12:34:26 PM »
It is. Also in Inheritors of Alexander the Great. Not All Vanity and My Dear Marquis (a sequel) are both excellent books and light, easy reads.
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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2010, 07:57:41 AM »
Yes. Light read but also full of information about the insides of the Royal Families.

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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2010, 04:27:53 PM »
With her cousin Victoria of Wales in 1898.


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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2010, 05:13:35 PM »
They were great friends. I wonder if their letters survived.

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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2010, 08:38:41 PM »
along with Xenia of Russia. :) the three of them were the best of friends.

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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2010, 08:45:37 PM »
Yes. Friendships that built up in Denmark.

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Re: Princess Marie of Greece (1876-1940)
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2010, 05:05:01 PM »


''Greek Minny'' in 1933.