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Brief Lives - Deedes, W.F.
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2005, ISBN: 9781405040853

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Michael Joseph, London, 1954. First Edition. 180pp. Cream boards lettered and ruled in black at spine. Endpapers partially browned with a little light spotting to top edge. A very good copy in dust wrapper, tanned at spine panel and with a hint of spotting. Neat former owner name inked to front endpaper. The third P.E.N. anthology, containing 101 poems and a brief biographical sketch of all contributors.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good., Michael Joseph, London, 1954, Paperback. 118pp. Drawings. VG ISBN 0 330 33661 4, Picador/Chatto & Windus, London. 1994, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, second edition, 1966. Cloth, small 8vo, 20 cm,. xi, 467 pp. From the blurb: "The first section of this book, consisting of sixteen chapters and three appendices, was first published in 1947 and has been out of print for many years. The second section, "Notes from a Diary of 1963-64: Paris, Rome, Budapest," appears here in book form for the first time. The book includes an interview with Santayana, whom the author visited in Rome at the end of the Second World War, and essays on the literature of Malraux, Silone, Lampedusa and Christiane Rochefort. Good in used dustwrapper., Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, second edition, 1966, 1966, Great Britain: Macmillan, 2005. In this eclectic section of biographical sketches Bill Deedes remembers some of the key figures of the 20th century. Political heavyweights such as Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin and Anthony Eden are reassessed and re-evaluated, while record breakers such as Sir Edmund Hillary and Roger Bannister are shown to have far more to them than just their achievements. A very good clean copy in an unclipped dust jacket. 222 pages. Next post UK dispatch.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Naylor, Alex. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Macmillan, 2005

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In this fascinating and eclectic selection of biographical sketches, Bill Deedes remembers some of the key figures of the twentieth century. Political heavyweights such as Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin and Anthony Eden are reassessed and reevalued, while record breakers such as Sir Edmund Hillary and Roger Bannister are shown to be far more than just their achievements. Deedes additionally looks at the lives of Imelda Marcos, Helen Suzman, Ian Smith, and more. Brief Lives Deedes, W. F. As would be expected many of the people included come from the world of politics - Harold Macmillan, Stanley Baldwin and Nye Bevan to name just three - however Brief Lives concerns itself with far more than just the machinations of government. Such colourful literary figures as Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh and John Betjeman put in an appearance, as do the newspaper magnates Lord Beaverbrook and Rupert Murdoch. Further a field, Bill's charity work led to a close relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, and later Victoria Beckham. Finally, and perhaps the most moving of the pieces, is the portrait of his friendship with Sir Denis Thatcher, who died in 2003. Like his previous books, Dear Bill and At War With Waugh, Brief Lives is an affectionate, perceptive and anecdotal book, bursting with life, humour and wit.

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MACMILLAN, 2004. Hardcover. Used; Good. Ex Library. Number of pages: 240. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase helps support authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Bookbarn International Inventory #1053306, MACMILLAN, 2004

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Brief Lives
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Deedes, W. F.

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Brief Lives

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9781405040853

As would be expected many of the people included come from the world of politics - Harold Macmillan, Stanley Baldwin and Nye Bevan to name just three - however Brief Lives concerns itself with far more than just the machinations of government. Such colourful literary figures as Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh and John Betjeman put in an appearance, as do the newspaper magnates Lord Beaverbrook and Rupert Murdoch. Further a field, Bill's charity work led to a close relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, and later Victoria Beckham. Finally, and perhaps the most moving of the pieces, is the portrait of his friendship with Sir Denis Thatcher, who died in 2003. Like his previous books, Dear Bill and At War With Waugh, Brief Lives is an affectionate, perceptive and anecdotal book, bursting with life, humour and wit.

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