Andrew Lownie

The Mountbattens

County Buildings
Thu 3 Oct

Louis was last Viceroy of India, supreme Allied commander of Southeast Asia in the Second World War and matchmaker to the Queen; Edwina was once Britain’s richest woman. Together they knew everyone, from Salvador Dali and Grace Kelly to Charlie Chaplin and the Duke of Windsor. Prize-winning biographer Andrew Lownie offers a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage, marking the 40th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten’s assassination by the IRA. [602]