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The Resource Charles : the heart of a king, Catherine Mayer

Charles : the heart of a king, Catherine Mayer

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Charles : the heart of a king
Title
Charles
Title remainder
the heart of a king
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Mayer
Title variation
Heart of a king
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles: The Heart of a King is the first significant biography of Prince Charles in over two decades, providing the first glimpse inside the realigned monarchy that the Prince now leads. Catherine Mayer, who has written about the royals since the 1990s, has been granted unique and unprecedented access to Prince Charles, taking us beyond the public image to the man who remains largely unknown. For over a year, she has gathered exclusive material, including some fifty interviews with the Prince's closest friends, employees and critics, and sit-downs with the Prince himself, covering topics such as his approach to his future role as king and head of the Church of England, the wilder shores of his personal and political philosophy, his family relationships and his first marriage. She offers an enlightening insider's look at Charles the prince, the royal vocation and its inherent court struggles, Charles the philanthropist and businessman, founding the Prince's Trust and setting up one of Britain's first organic farms, to Charles the reformer and his controversial ideas on the relationship between the monarch and the Church of England. She also takes a closer look at Charles the man, at his upbringing, his brutal schooling and military service and his difficult relationship with his parents. And she offers a fundamental reappraisal of one of the most documented episodes of modern history: his first marriage. The reality, as in so many aspects of the Prince's story, is more gripping and more poignant than we can imagine. This book will reveal him in all his complexity, and show what kind of king he will make
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
HP
Dewey number
941.085092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Charles : the heart of a king, Catherine Mayer
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Charles : the heart of a king, Catherine Mayer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15826530
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780753555941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour, black and white), portraits (colour, black and white)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780753555941

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