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by James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch

eBook Diaries, 1984-1997 (v. 3) download ISBN: 0719568382
Author: James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch
Publisher: John Murray; Abridged edition (August 21, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 532
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Category: Biography
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Michael Bloch was appointed James Lees-Milne’s literary executor in 1997 and is currently writing his biography. An excellent writer, James Lees-Milne lived to see a modern era that, in turns, both bemused and horrified him.

George) James Henry Lees-Milne (6 August 1908 – 28 December 1997) was an English writer and expert on country houses, who worked for the National Trust from 1936 to 1973. He was an architectural historian, novelist and biographer. His extensive diaries remain in print. Lees-Milne was born on 6 August 1908 at Wickhamford, Worcestershire.

James Lees-Milne, Michael Bloch. Born in 1953, Michael Bloch read law at St John's College, Cambridge, and was called to the bar by the Inner Temple

James Lees-Milne, Michael Bloch. This final compilation from James Lees-Milne's celebrated diaries covers the last fourteen years of his life, when he was living on the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate. I love this book! Lots of name dropping and gossip but not mean spirited for the most part. Born in 1953, Michael Bloch read law at St John's College, Cambridge, and was called to the bar by the Inner Temple. He worked for Maître Suzanne Blum, the Parisian lawyer of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and wrote six books about the couple.

item 1 Lees-Milne, James, Diaries, 1984-1997: v. 3, Like New, Hardcover -Lees-Milne, James, Diaries . The final compilation from James Lees-Milnes celebrated diaries covering the last fourteen years of his life. 3, Like New, Hardcover -Lees-Milne, James, Diaries, 1984-1997: v. 3, Like New, Hardcover. item 2 Lees-Milne, James, Diaries, 1984-1997: v. item 3 Diaries, 1984-1997 by Lees-Milne, James -Diaries, 1984-1997 by Lees-Milne, James.

Diaries, 1984-1997 book. Despite advancing years, James Lees-Milne's descriptions of the people James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) was a noted expert on the English country house and perhaps the greatest British diarist of the 20th century. Funny, indiscreet, candid, touching, and sharply observed, his journals reveal a fascinating personality and hold up a mirror to historical events large and small.

James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) was a noted expert on the English country house .

James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) was a noted expert on the English country house and perhaps the greatest British diarist of the 20th century. Despite advancing years, James Lees-Milne's descriptions of the people he meets, the houses he visits, and country life on the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate are sharper than ever.

by James Lees-Milne, Michael Bloch.

Diaries, 1984-1997 Bloch, Michael Lees-milne, James Неизвестно 9780719568398 : The final compilation from James Lees-Milnes celebrated diaries covering the last fourteen years of his life.

Предметы: JAMES Lees-Milne: The Life (Book), BLOCH, Michael, LEES-Milne, James, 1908-1997, NONFICTION. Авторы: Leopold, John1. Источник: Employee Relations. 1984, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p17-21. Добавить в избранное.

James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) was a noted expert on the English country house and perhaps the greatest British diarist of the 20th century. Funny, indiscreet, candid, touching, and sharply observed, his journals reveal a fascinating personality and hold up a mirror to historical events large and small. Despite advancing years, James Lees-Milne's descriptions of the people he meets, the houses he visits, and country life on the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate are sharper than ever. He continues to enjoy a wide variety of experiences and vividly recaptures a weekend at Chatsworth, a monastic retreat, a journey in a helicopter, an encounter with Mick Jagger, and an intimate lunch with the Prince of Wales. As the grand old man of country house conservation, he becomes a media celebrity, but declines a CBE and refuses to be photographed by Lord Snowdon. In old age, he draws close to his formidable wife Alvilde, whose death in 1994 both shatters and liberates him, but he remains emotionally interested in members of his own sex. As always, he is a penetrating commentator on the times. A tour of the Cotswolds makes him ruefully aware of the yuppie trends of the Thatcher era, while he predicts that the victory of New Labour will herald a descent into American-style vulgarity and yob culture.Witty, waspish, poignant, and self-revealing, James Lees-Milnes last diaries contain as much to delight as the first, and confirm his reputation as one of the 20th century's great English diarists.