Title: PPomp and Circumstances. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  McClelland & Stewart, 1989,
ISBN Number: 0771065485 / 9780771065484
Seller ID: 25368
MOWAT, Claire. Pomp and Circumstances. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1989). First Edition. Pp (10),11-311,(1) + 16-page central section of b&w photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Claire Angel (née Wheeler) Mowat (b. February 5, 1933, Toronto). "Experience the next best thing to living the life of royalty! Claire Mowat did. As lady-in-waiting to Lily Schreyer, wife of the Governor of Canada from 1979 to 1984, Mowat accompanied the Schreyers on a state visit to five Scandinavian countries, and got a first hand look at how the other half really lives. In a light, entertaining style, Mowat describs the life of a retainer : the accomodations in the royal palaces, the chauffeur-driven tours, the lavish banquets, the hobnobbing with highesses. She also outlines the structure of the Governor General's office, and details who performs what tasks ad the nitty-gritty of the daily routine diplomacy. Rich with anecdote, hair-raising adventures , and the gossip and glamour of high-level international relations, Pomp and Circumstances is both a witty travel guide and an enlightening glimpse into another, more rarified, world." (from the dj). "A journey into the palaces of Europe [i.e. Scandinavia] with a Canadian lady-inwaiting." - from the dust jacket. Arranged in six sections: The Begiining; Sweden; Finland; Norway; Denmark; Iceland. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00