Delving into the eventful private life of a pillar of the British establishment

Andrew Lownie’s book is officially a joint profile, giving equal billing to the headstrong and vivacious woman Louis Mountbatten married in 1922

8th September, 2019

Biography: The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves, By Andrew Lownie, Blink Publishing, €17.25

‘But the Irish are my friends.” That was Louis Mountbatten’s protest in July 1979 when a police chief advised him to stay away from Ireland because he might be an IRA target. “Not all of them, my Lord,” the policeman replied, a warning that was sadly proved correct two months later by the bomb that killed Mountbatten and three other...

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