Andrew Lownie - The Mountbattens. Their Lives and Loves. Louis was last Viceroy of India and matchmaker to the Queen; Edwina was Britain’s richest woman. Together they knew everyone, from Churchill and Montgomery to Roosevelt and Eisenhower as well as the Dukeof Windsor, Charlie Chaplin, Salvador Dali, Grace Kelly and Fred Astaire. Prize-winning biographer Andrew Lownie offers a nuanced portrait of two remarkable people and their complex marriage. Drawing on four years of research around the world, this is a fresh and revealing portrait of the glamorous and adventurous couple behind the modern royal family. It also includes much new information on many of the controversies of Mountbatten’s career as well as his murder in 1979. Booking for this event has now closed.