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The Prince & I: My life with Prince Bira of Siam by Princess Ceril Birabongse



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The Prince & I: My life with Prince Bira of Siam by Princess Ceril Birabongse

By Princess Ceril Birabongse

Paperback • 23.3x15.2cm • 224 pages • 100 b&w pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845845-69-8

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Features

• A unique account of life with the Prince of Siam
• Written by Princess Ceril Birabongse
• Contains personal letters and telegrams from Prince Bira to Princess Ceril
• Illustrated with personal photographs, showing life during an historic era
• Bira - the only Southeast Asian Formula One driver of the 20th Century

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The romantic story of the courtship, love and marriage of a young English girl and a Siamese Prince, racing driver, and sculptor. Set in the golden years of the 1930s, in a now-vanished world, before Siam became Thailand.

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The the story of the passionate love of Bira, Prince of Siam, grandson of King Mongkut of The King & I fame, and the young Englishwoman who would become his wife, Princess Ceril Birabongse. The fascinating autobiography charts the life of Prince and Princess Birabongse, a life that was constantly filled with excitement and fascinating people, including Noel Coward, Princess Marina, The Duchess of Kent, and even Anthony Blunt and Guy Burgess. Illustrating her narrative with a selection of private photographs, extending from her childhood years to her elegant retirement on Lake Garda, the author paints a rich picture of life during the golden days of the 1930s, and of a man who was not only a Prince, but a sculptor, Olympic sailor, and racing driver – the only Southeast Asian Formula One driver of the 20th Century.

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A love story that describes a fascinating period in history, and a unique individual, through the very personal experiences the Princess of Siam.
A first-hand account of life with Prince Bira of Siam – sculptor, Olympic sailor, racing driver, and the only Southeast Asian Formula One driver of the 20th Century.
Written by Prince Bira’s wife, Princess Ceril Birabongse.

   

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