Hardcover, 8vo., black cloth boards in a dustjacket which is only marred by sun-fading along the spine, index, 258pp. Continuation of Lees-Milne insights into the lives of the British politicians, celebrities, and writers. N° de réf. du libraire
Those who know him already will be prepared for the unexpected, and they will not be disappointed. Those new to him may be surprised to find - along with his honesty and delicious perceptiveness - the almost surreal oddness of some of his anecdotes.
The thoughts, pleasures and regrets of those who appear in these pages are similarly fascinating. The Prince of Wales feels that the mantle of John Betjeman has fallen on his own shoulders, Diana Mosley explains why Macmillan rather than Ribbentrop should have been hanged after the war, Mick Jagger displays an extensive knowledge of Shakespeare, and Alan Clark admits he is bored stiff by his life in politics.
JLM unites a sensibility uniquely his own with inconsistencies and prejudices of a kind we all share. He combines wit, acerbity and compassion, and is as delightful a companion in print as in life.
Bloch has done a magnificent job editing the diaries, providing excellent footnotes to guide us through this grand social ... They are a wonderful window into a dying realm of stately living, which also grants just a few glimpses of the modern world ( Geordie Grieg, LITERARY REVIEW)
By turns hilarious, outrageous, acute and touching ( James Ferguson, The Independent)
My favourite diarist of this century ( Alan Clark)
Unquestionably one of the greatest English diarists, a rival of Pepys ( David Watkin, Country Life)
[Lees-Milne is] as sharp-tongued, melancholy, jaundiced and reactionary a commentator as ever lived. ... he has the keenest of interests in life ... he is scathingly honest with and about himself ( The Guardian)
Treasure chest of diary gossip ... brutally honest as ever ( The Countryman)
The Diaries remain packed with delicious malice and snobbery ( The Field)
A good diarist constructs a series of information time-bombs, set to detonate long after the events he describes have taken place. And, in a gentle sort of way, that is just what James Lees-Milne has done. There will definitely be a few intakes of breath in certain grandees' drawing rooms ... What distinguishes this diary is the cast. There is a good cross-section of people who had a particular social significance. James Lees-Milne was an inveterate socialiser. Never a day passes when he is not at Brooks's or some stately home or whizzing off to see somebody. The diaries are a wonderful window into a dying realm of stately living, which also grants just a few glimpses of the modern world ( Geordie Grieg, Literary Review)
Titre : Beneath a Waning Moon: Diaries, 1985-1987
Éditeur : London, John Murray, 2003.
Description du livre John Murray, 2003. État : Fair. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP65970512
Description du livre John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. État : Acceptable. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A slight tan to the page edges. Pulling to the back cover on the spine. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. N° de réf. du libraire mon0005488225
Description du livre John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. N° de réf. du libraire mon0005215586
Description du livre Hardback. État : Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. N° de réf. du libraire GOR003683291
Description du livre John Murray, London, 2003. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition; Third Printing. Spine bumped Light wear on cover ; 9.5 x 6.2 x 1; 258 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 20561
Description du livre John Murray, New York, 2003. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. Third Printing. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Bright tight and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. 3rd printing. Feels and appears unread. Handsome copy. NF/NF. N° de réf. du libraire 31065
Description du livre John Murray, 2003. 0719562198, 2003. 1st edn 3rd printing. 8vo. Original silver lettered grey cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (Fine in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp. xii + 258 (no inscriptions). N° de réf. du libraire 96480
Description du livre John Murray, 2003. Black Covers. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine Jacket. First Edition, Later Printing. Appears unread. Very small previous owner's inscription. Size: 6" x 9.5". hardback. N° de réf. du libraire 038160
Description du livre John Murray, London, 2003. Hard Cover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. xii, 258pp; pictorial d/j. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 036872
Description du livre John Murray, 2003. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 3 years of diaries between the 2 serious illnesses of L-M, which find him as lively and full of gossip and anecdote as ever. Black cloth, 258pp. Faint impression of pencil notes on fep by previous owner who knew many of the same friends as the author. DJ illus is'Belshazzar's Feast' by John Martin. All our UK orders are sent by First Class post. All profits to Amnesty International. Size: 16 x 24cms. N° de réf. du libraire 009302