Anne de Courcy

Agent:  Isobel Dixon

Biography: A well-known British writer with a long career in journalism, most recently with the Daily Mail, for which she contributes interviews, historical features and book reviews. Her books include include 1939: THE LAST SEASON, SOCIETY'S QUEEN: THE LIFE OF EDITH, MARCHIONESS OF LONDONDERRY; THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS, DIANA MOSLEY, DEBS AT WAR and her long awaited biography of Lord Snowdon, and THE FISHING FLEET

Her latest book, MARGOT AT WAR, is published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

'Anne de Courcy combines the perseverance of a social historian with the panache of a novelist' - The Times

'A marvellous knack for choosing the less-trodden path to provide priceless sidelong looks into fascinating corners of history' - Washington Times

Visit Anne's website here. 

THE HUSBAND HUNTERS Biography, 320 pages Weidenfeld, June 2017 Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them.

THE HUSBAND HUNTERS

Biography, 320 pages
Weidenfeld, June 2017

Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them.

MARGOT AT WAR Biography, 384 pages Weidenfeld & Nicholson, November 2014 Drawing on unpublished material from personal papers and diaries, Anne de Courcy vividly recreates this extraordinary time when the Prime Minister’s residence was run like an English country house.  

MARGOT AT WAR

Biography, 384 pages
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, November 2014

Drawing on unpublished material from personal papers and diaries, Anne de Courcy vividly recreates this extraordinary time when the Prime Minister’s residence was run like an English country house.  

THE FISHING FLEET: HUSBAND-HUNTING IN THE RAJ Historical, 336 pages Weidenfeld & Nicolson - July 2012 7 weeks in the top UK bestseller lists. Unpublished memoirs, letters and diaries rescued from attics help this sparkling narrative bring a forgotten era vividly to life.

THE FISHING FLEET: HUSBAND-HUNTING IN THE RAJ

Historical, 336 pages
Weidenfeld & Nicolson - July 2012

7 weeks in the top UK bestseller lists. Unpublished memoirs, letters and diaries rescued from attics help this sparkling narrative bring a forgotten era vividly to life.

SNOWDON: THE BIOGRAPHY Biography, 404 pages Phoenix - June 11, 2009 Written with the cooperation of Lord Snowdon and his friends, but not subject to his approval. An intimate portrait of Anthony Armstrong Jones, the photographer, inventor and innovator and man about town who married Princess Margaret.

SNOWDON: THE BIOGRAPHY

Biography, 404 pages
Phoenix - June 11, 2009

Written with the cooperation of Lord Snowdon and his friends, but not subject to his approval. An intimate portrait of Anthony Armstrong Jones, the photographer, inventor and innovator and man about town who married Princess Margaret.