By James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch

ISBN-10: 0719566835

ISBN-13: 9780719566837

Funny, indiscreet, candid, touching and sharply saw, this moment compilation from James Lees-Milne's celebrated diaries covers his existence in the course of his sixties and early seventies, while he used to be residing in Gloucestershire along with his ambitious spouse Alvilde. It vividly portrays lifestyles at the Badminton property of the eccentric Duke of Beaufort, conferences with many buddies (including John Betjeman, Bruce Chatwin and the Mitford sisters) and the diarist's different emotional stories. Having made his identify because the nationwide Trust's state homes specialist and a author on structure, he now validated himself as a novelist and biographer. With a few misgivings he released his wartime diaries, little imagining that it used to be as a diarist that he may in attaining lasting fame.

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