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Brief Lives

£9.99

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As would be expected, many of the people included in this book come from the world of politics - Harold Macmillan, Stanley Baldwin and Nye Bevan to name just three - however Brief Lives concerns itself with far more than just the machinations of government. Such colourful literary figures as Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh and John Betjeman put in an appearance, as do the newspaper magnates Lord Beaverbrook and Rupert Murdoch. Further afield, Bill's charity work led to a close relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, and later Victoria Beckham. Finally, and perhaps the most moving of the pieces, is the portrait of his friendship with Sir Denis Thatcher, who died in 2003.
Like his previous books, Dear Bill and At War With Waugh, Brief Lives is an affectionate, perceptive and anecdotal book, bursting with life, humour and wit.
Bill Deedes's obituary of 18/8/2007 from The Times is tucked inside the book.
Text block edges age toned, a little foxed and rippling slightly, however all text is clear and his signature is on the title page.

Item details

Added value:
Signed on title page.
Author(s):
W F Deedes
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14 x 22.3 cms
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1405040858
ISBN-13:
9781405040853
Number of pages:
212
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
Brief Lives

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As would be expected, many of the people included in this book come from the world of politics - Harold Macmillan, Stanley Baldwin and Nye Bevan to name just three - however Brief Lives concerns itself with far more than just the machinations of government. Such colourful literary figures as Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh and John Betjeman put in an appearance, as do the newspaper magnates Lord Beaverbrook and Rupert Murdoch. Further afield, Bill's charity work led to a close relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, and later Victoria Beckham. Finally, and perhaps the most moving of the pieces, is the portrait of his friendship with Sir Denis Thatcher, who died in 2003.
Like his previous books, Dear Bill and At War With Waugh, Brief Lives is an affectionate, perceptive and anecdotal book, bursting with life, humour and wit.
Bill Deedes's obituary of 18/8/2007 from The Times is tucked inside the book.
Text block edges age toned, a little foxed and rippling slightly, however all text is clear and his signature is on the title page.

Added value:
Signed on title page.
Author(s):
W F Deedes
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14 x 22.3 cms
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1405040858
ISBN-13:
9781405040853
Number of pages:
212
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
Brief Lives

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