Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life

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A revelatory and racy biography of the early life of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

We have grown so used to seeing Prince Philip as a loyal, dutiful and occasionally bad-tempered old man that it is easy to forget what a strange and intriguing life he led when he was younger. ‘Young Prince Philip’ tells the story of the first, hugely intriguing, half of his life.

In this fast-paced and highly entertaining biography, Philip Eade will focus on those aspects of the Prince’s early life that are most compelling: his father’s dramatic flight from revolutionary Greece; the subsequent madness of his deaf mother and prolonged absences of his feckless father; his school days in Nazi Germany; his relationship with his four sisters, all married to Germans, one to an officer in the SS; his rather breezy courtship and marriage to the most eligible girl in the world; and his alleged infidelities and membership of raffish circles during the 1950s and ‘60s.

Written with great verve, ‘Young Prince Philip’ will be less reverential in tone than the traditional royal biography but no less meticulously researched and authoritative.

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“The narrative is as suspenseful as any thriller. Truly an excellent read” Lynn Barber, Sunday Times

“Highly readable…. This engaging book deserves to take its place among the first rank of modern royal biographies” Daily Mail

“Perhaps this should be regarded as a sighting shot, staking a claim for the official biography….on the basis of this excellent book one can say it would be a task that Eade was singularly well qualified to undertake” Philip Ziegler, Spectator

“Fascinating reading …this carefully researched, warm-hearted and unjudgmental account…is…rich in detail” Evening Standard

“Eade’s staunchly unhagiographic book is well spiced with….royal titbits, and enlivened by a lemony tartness in the author’s tone….Eade’s account is as thoughtful and unbiased an explanation as we are likely to get of the contentious, sensitive, grouchy old martinet” Miranda Seymour, Guardian

‘Philip Eade’s semi-authorised biography tells the story with fluency and grace.’ Daily Telegraph

About the Author:

Philip Eade read History at Bristol University. After a year in Spain and a brief career as a criminal barrister, he took up journalism and has since written for a range of publications including Euromoney, Marie Claire and the Daily Telegraph. His first book, ‘Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters’ was published in 2007 to widespread critical acclaim.

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