A Literary Life
By (author) Peter Vansittart
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Survival Tactics by Peter Vansittart
Book DescriptionThese memoirs by novelist and historian Pete r Vansittart chart his literary course from early childhood through schooldays to the present, as author of over forty w orks of fiction and non-fiction. '
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780720610727
(220mm x 146mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Vansittart
Thames, Hardback (May 2009)
Presents a photographic journey along the 215 miles of the River Thames from its source in Gloucestershire to the mouth, first travelling along the north bank and then back along the south bank. This title takes the reader through Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, London and out into the Thames Estuary where the river meets the North Sea.
Secret Protocols, Hardback (March 2006)
Peter Vansittart has been acclaimed as Englands greatest living historical novelist. Published to coincide with Vansittarts 85th birthday, 'Secret Protocols' begins with the Hitler Stalin pact of 1939 which triggers an extraordinary odyssey for Erich, the son of a Baltic Baron and an English mother.
Hermes in Paris, Hardback (September 2000)
Hermes, the messenger of Zeus, likes to return to Earth now and again. He chooses to do so in Paris at the time of Napoleon III, a time of great frivolity and instability. Here he decides to play the most explosive practical joke in the world's history.
Wall, Hardback (June 1990)» View all books by Peter Vansittart
The Wall concerns the fortunes of a Roman family in the third century. Rome is brilliantly revealed by Peter Vansittart as strange, yet familiar, with issues like unemployment, inflation, pollution, and political corruption occupying the lives of its characters.
UK Kirkus Review » Here's a little book of anecdotes which will delight any reader with the same interests as the author - namely boks, and their (often mildly eccentric) authors. There are good stories about (and many quotations from) Angus Wilson, Middleton Murray, Bernard Shaw, Doris Lessing, Somerset Maugham ... you name them, Vansittart has something to say about them. He also has a good line in self-denigration, and tells many good stories against himself - such as when, irritated that an elderly man seemed to be cornering the market in intelligent nubile young women, he asked whether he perhaps had an interest in the theatre. Sir John Gielgud have him 'a studied conspiratorial wink'. (Kirkus UK)
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