These 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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(220mm x 146mm x 22mm)
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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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