Daughter of Empire: My Life As a Mountbatten

Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten - Pamela Hicks

This memoir by Lady Pamela Hicks looks back at her life from her childhood days until her mother's death shortly after her wedding. The title really is accurate as this is her life as Pamela Mountbatten, not Lady Pamela Hicks. Once her wedding is mentioned the books ends (well except for her mother's death). I really enjoyed reading about Lady Pamela's childhood and her experiences during WWII. I was also really interested in reading about her family, the Mountbatten's. Her parents' marriage wasn't like a normal marriage, but it worked for their family. Lady Pamela also does talk about Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, and the rest of the royal family. Don't expect any salacious gossip to be in this memoir but some nice family stories, most of which are funny, are a bright part of this book.


During her time as a Mountbatten Lady Pamela traveled to some far-away places and met some amazing people. If you're interested in reading more about what life was like for a British aristocrat back in the day then this is the book for you.


(I won this book from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. The content of my review is in no way affected by that.)