Illustrations; Introduction; 1. A Shaky Inheritance; 2. The Perfect Match; 3. Collape: A Child's Eye View; 4. Exile at Home: Eckartsau; 5. Swiss Dramas; 6.. 'Your Majesty'; 7. The Conundrum of the Crown; 8. Meltdown in Vienna; 9. Fatal Encounter; 10. Takeover by Telephone; 11. Hoecoming; 12. New Horizons; 13. Across the Water; 14. Dropping Anchor; 15. Mr Europe; 16. Balance Sheet; 17. Royal Endgame; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Gordon Brook-Shepherd was the author of many books on Austrian history, including The Anschluss and Dollfuss. His distinguished career as a journalist included being deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph.