A beautiful, charming, unusual princess

Rachel Crossley in The Observer writes of my biography of Princess Louise: “I was … far too caught up with this improbable princess, a beautiful, charming woman who loved to bicycle and to smoke, who was always happy to share her recipe for oyster path and who holidayed, at the end of her life, in Sidmouth, where she enjoyed the table d’hote at the exclusive Fortfield hotel.”