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Lady Glenconner to speak at Briarfields




The most unlikely literary superstar of the past year, Holkham’s Lady Anne Glenconner, is to make an appearance locally talking about her book and new-found fame.

The 87-year-old is speaking at Briarfields Hotel at Titchwell on St George’s Day, Thursday, April 23 in a talk bearing the same name as her memoir, entitled Lady In Waiting: My Extraordinary Life In The Shadow Of The Crown.

The book tells of her upbringing at Holkham in the 1930s and during wartime and of her close friendship with Princess Margaret and how it felt to be a maid of honour at the Coronation in 1953.

Lady Glenconner at Holkham (28334073)
Lady Glenconner at Holkham (28334073)

It also tells of her tempestuous marriage to Colin Tennant, the 2nd Baron Glenconner.

The talk is to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust charity.

Lady Glenconner has spoken of how much she has enjoyed this burst of fame in the autumn of her years.

Among other appearances have been holding the nation spellbound on the Graham Norton Show on BBC TV.

She has also recently returned from a six-week publicity tour of the USA.

She is shortly to embark on another promotional tour appearing at theatres in Britain, including Norwich Playhouse, on Sunday, March 1.

The talk at Briarfields will be a two-course lunch.

Those interested in hearing Lady Glenconner should email organiser Val McGouran on v.mcgouran@gmail.com



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