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The milk of paradise

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318pp. Hardback with plastic-covered dust cover. Ex-library book though appears very little used, text clean and bright, no markings.


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.

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Author(s):
James Lees-Milne
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
31x161x240
EAN-13:
9780719565809
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780719565809
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
336
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton

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318pp. Hardback with plastic-covered dust cover. Ex-library book though appears very little used, text clean and bright, no markings.


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.

Author(s):
James Lees-Milne
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
31x161x240
EAN-13:
9780719565809
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780719565809
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
336
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton

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