Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten were one of the most famous couples of the 20th century. “Dickie,” as he was called by friends, was a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, the supreme commander of Allied forces in Southeast Asia during World War II, and the last viceroy and first governor-general of India. Edwina was the richest heiress in the world, a legendary bon vivant, and royalty in her own right, albeit as a descendant of the Native American princess Pocahontas. Both were endowed with sexual and romantic appetites too great for only one partner to fulfill, and it is the adulterous aspects of the Mountbattens’ relationship that form the heart of Andrew Lownie’s entertaining joint biography.
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