JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography

JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography
JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography
JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography
JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography
JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography
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Title: JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography
Author(s): BLOCH, Michael
ISBN: 9780719565502
Category: Biographies
New / Used: New
Book Type: Small Paperback
Published: 2009
Published By: John Murray
Pages: 400
Size (mm): 130 w x 195 h x 30 d

Condition

New with light shelf wear.

About

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.

Remarks

Scarce locally

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