The long anticipated biography of the late Lord Glenconner - often unconventional and always newsworthy even after his death.
Born to an immensely rich Victorian industrial family, he used his wealth to live an eccentric lifestyle of self-indulgence from the 1940s to his death in 2010. He bought the private island of Mustique in the W Indies and made it one of the world's most exclusive destinations for the famous - royalty, film and pop stars, international businessmen and the jet-set flocked there. His parties were legend. Colin Tennant was an original member of the Princess Margaret set (even suggested as a possible husband) and her visits to the island were always newsworthy. The inside story of this remarkable and often tragic life which continues to cause ripples even after his death not least because, to his family's surprise, he left his estate to his manservant. The author personally knew his subject and is his literary executor so has access to unseen family papers and photographs.
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Nicholas Courtney is an author, broadcaster and lecturer. In the 1970s he became the general manager of the Island of Mustique where he stayed for four years. He then began writing first fiction and then followed by historical non-fiction - among his best-selling books are Admiral Beaufort and the award winning The Queen's Stamps.