2023 Festival Event

Anne Glenconner
photo by Harry Cory Wright

Anne Glenconner in conversation with Gyles Brandreth

Anne Glenconner discusses her astonishing life in conversation with the broadcaster and author, Gyles Brandreth.  Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret for over thirty years, Anne is now in her nineties and her latest book Whatever Next? reflects on the stark contrasts of her life.  Her experiences range from living in stately homes to tents in the jungles of Mustique and from travelling the world with the Royal Family to coping with her wildly volatile husband, Lord Glenconner.  She talks about joy and loss and how she has learned to stay open to every new adventure. 

The eldest daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, Anne married Lord Glenconner in her early twenties.  Together they transformed the island of Mustique into a paradise for the rich and famous.  Anne’s first book was the best-selling Lady in Waiting, about her life and role within the Royal Family.  She has also published two novels.

Anne Glenconner - Whatever Next

Gyles Brandreth is a highly regarded writer and broadcaster.  He has written widely on subjects ranging from the Royal Family to the English language. He is much loved for his work on radio and TV including Just a Minute, Gogglebox and Have I Got News for You.

Gyles Brandreth

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