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The Milk of Paradise : Diaries, 1993-1997: Lees-Milne, James The Milk of Paradise : Diaries, 1993-1997: Lees-Milne, James

The Milk of Paradise : Diaries, 1993-1997

Lees-Milne, James

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ISBN 10: 0719565804 / ISBN 13: 9780719565809
Editorial: John Murray, London, United Kingdom, 2005
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hurlingham Books (London, Reino Unido)

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Título: The Milk of Paradise : Diaries, 1993-1997

Editorial: John Murray, London, United Kingdom

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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The twelfth and final volume of James Lees-Milne's magnificent diary covers the last five years of his life, until a few weeks before his death at the age of eighty-nine. Old age and infirmity have not diminished his interest in life, and he expresses sharp and original views on everything from modern architecture to New Labour. After the loss of his bossy but beloved wife Alvilde, he devotes himself to visiting friends, observing their habits and relishing their gossip and anecdotes. Whether describing an afternoon with the Prince of Wales, a week-end at Chatsworth, a nostalgic return to the scenes of his youth or a day at the latest London exhibitions, he displays the same mixture of candour, waspish wit, eloquent exasperation and human understanding which has delighted his readers since the first of these volumes appeared in 1975.

About the Author:

James Lees-Milne died in 1997. Once Country Houses Secretary of the National Trust, he is now best known for his memoirs and diaries, described by Joremy Lewis as second to none in their comicality, rueful self-knowledge and feline observations. Michael Bloch, his friend and literary executor, is now writing his life.

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