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|Title:||JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography|
|New / Used:||New|
|Book Type:||Small Paperback|
|Published By:||John Murray|
|Size (mm):||130 w x 195 h x 30 d|
New with light shelf wear.
James Lees-Milne (1908–1997) — known to friends as Jim — is remembered for his work for the National Trust, rescuing some of England’s greatest architectural treasures, and for the vivid and entertaining diaries which have earned him a reputation as "the 20th-century Pepys." It describes Jim’s bisexual love life, his tempestuous marriage to the exotic Alvilde, and his friendship with other fascinating literary figures including John Betjeman, Robert Byron, Rosamond Lehmann, and the Mitford sisters (whose brother Tom had been Jim’s great love at Eton). It depicts a man who was romantically attached to the England of his childhood and felt out of tune with his own times, but who left an enduring legacy through the preservation of country houses and his eloquent chronicling of a dying world.
Illustrated throughout with monochrome images.