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Eminent Georgians

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John Halperin, author of the best-selling "The Life of Jane Austen", illuminates the connections between four fascinating people and the age they lived in - the second "Georgian" age, the period in England between the two world wars. King George V, a monarch often deemed stodgy and reactionary; Elizabeth Bowen, an Anglo-Irish writer, exposed as a World War II English spy monitoring her native Ireland; St. John Philby, father of the spy Kim Philby; and Nancy Astor, an American divorcee who became the first female member of Parliament, make up the quartet of personalities through which John Halperin explores a world of intrigue existing just below the surface of Britain in the 1920s and 1930s. Describing the age as simultaneously conventional and progressive, Victorian and modern, Halperin considers the impact that these leading figures had on their era, as well as the extent to which they themselves were shaped by the age in which they lived.

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Used: very good
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333731212
ISBN-13:
9780333731215
Publisher:
Macmillan

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John Halperin, author of the best-selling "The Life of Jane Austen", illuminates the connections between four fascinating people and the age they lived in - the second "Georgian" age, the period in England between the two world wars. King George V, a monarch often deemed stodgy and reactionary; Elizabeth Bowen, an Anglo-Irish writer, exposed as a World War II English spy monitoring her native Ireland; St. John Philby, father of the spy Kim Philby; and Nancy Astor, an American divorcee who became the first female member of Parliament, make up the quartet of personalities through which John Halperin explores a world of intrigue existing just below the surface of Britain in the 1920s and 1930s. Describing the age as simultaneously conventional and progressive, Victorian and modern, Halperin considers the impact that these leading figures had on their era, as well as the extent to which they themselves were shaped by the age in which they lived.

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333731212
ISBN-13:
9780333731215
Publisher:
Macmillan

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