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Betjeman

£24.99

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This hardback first edition (2006) is signed by the author. The book has its original dust jacket which is in very good condition, save for a small tear to the edge of the bottom right hand corner. The pages are clean and in excellent condition having only light age -related yellowing. The boards are covered bottle green paper and there is a light ring mark to the front board. The binding is in an 'as new' condition and has green and white head and tail bands.

The contents are described as: A new life of John Betjeman by an award-winning biographer, published to mark the centenary of the poet's birth. John Betjeman was by far the most popular poet of the twentieth century. His collected poems sold over two million copies. Television audiences loved his quirky evocations of landscape and architecture. As Poet Laureate, he became a national icon, but behind the public man were doubts and demons. The poet, best known for writing hymns of praise to athletic middle-class girls on the tennis courts, led a tempestuous emotional life. For much of his fifty year marriage to Penelope Chetwode, the daughter of a Field Marshal, Betjeman had a relationship with Elizabeth Cavendish, the daughter of the Duke of Devonshire and Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret. Betjeman, a devout Anglican, was tormented by guilt about the storms this emotional triangle caused. This book is the first to use fully the vast archive of personal material relating to Betjeman's private life, including literally hundreds of letters written by his wife about their life together and apart. Here too are chronicled his many friendships, ranging from "Bosie" Douglas to the young satirists of Private Eye, from the Mitford sisters to the Crazy Gang. This is a celebration of a much-loved poet, a brave campaigner for architecture at risk, and a highly popular public performer.

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Signed by the author
Author(s):
A.N. Wilson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 15.5 x 3.5 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091797020
ISBN-13:
9780091797027
Number of pages:
375
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
Betjeman

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This hardback first edition (2006) is signed by the author. The book has its original dust jacket which is in very good condition, save for a small tear to the edge of the bottom right hand corner. The pages are clean and in excellent condition having only light age -related yellowing. The boards are covered bottle green paper and there is a light ring mark to the front board. The binding is in an 'as new' condition and has green and white head and tail bands.

The contents are described as: A new life of John Betjeman by an award-winning biographer, published to mark the centenary of the poet's birth. John Betjeman was by far the most popular poet of the twentieth century. His collected poems sold over two million copies. Television audiences loved his quirky evocations of landscape and architecture. As Poet Laureate, he became a national icon, but behind the public man were doubts and demons. The poet, best known for writing hymns of praise to athletic middle-class girls on the tennis courts, led a tempestuous emotional life. For much of his fifty year marriage to Penelope Chetwode, the daughter of a Field Marshal, Betjeman had a relationship with Elizabeth Cavendish, the daughter of the Duke of Devonshire and Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret. Betjeman, a devout Anglican, was tormented by guilt about the storms this emotional triangle caused. This book is the first to use fully the vast archive of personal material relating to Betjeman's private life, including literally hundreds of letters written by his wife about their life together and apart. Here too are chronicled his many friendships, ranging from "Bosie" Douglas to the young satirists of Private Eye, from the Mitford sisters to the Crazy Gang. This is a celebration of a much-loved poet, a brave campaigner for architecture at risk, and a highly popular public performer.

Added value:
Signed by the author
Author(s):
A.N. Wilson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 15.5 x 3.5 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091797020
ISBN-13:
9780091797027
Number of pages:
375
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
Betjeman

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