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Riassunto: William and Margaret Joyce - Lord and Lady Haw-Haw - became one of the most ridiculed, feared and mythologized partnerships of the Second World War. His 'Germany Calling' broadcasts delivered in an upper-class drawl, and her lesser known, though no less insidious, pro-Nazi wireless talks, were part of the very fabric of the Home Front. Yet when they were captured in May 1945, only he was charged with high treason - a fact even more surprising when it became apparent that, unlike Margaret, William was not a British subject...Authorized by William Joyce's daughter, Heather, and based on new interviews and previously unpublished archives, including letters, diaries and recently declassified Security Service files, Haw-Haw is the meticulously researched and vividly written biography of this most complex and eccentric couple. Margaret was flirtatious and nonchalant, William was droll and intellectual, both were bloody minded. Fuelled by alcohol, their relationship was tempestuous but also surprisingly tender. On the 60th anniversary of their capture, Nigel Farndale recreates their lives together for the first time: from the shadows of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists in London, to Josef Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda in war-ravaged Berlin. Hubris, bigotry and sexual intrigue followed them across Europe until the end of the war when they were arrested - immediately creating a political furore. The establishment wanted Joyce executed, but the evidence against him was inconclusive and resulted in a sensational trial that many legal minds felt was 'a blot on the British justice system'. Furthermore, Margaret was never prosecuted. Was this an act of mercy on behalf of the government, or had William secured her life by agreeing not to reveal his links to MI5? Nigel Farndale has written a compelling and evocative study of two people whose passions overrode everything they did and which eventually led to William becoming the last civilian to be hanged for treason in England, and to Margaret drinking herself to death. This is an extraordinary book about an extraordinary marriage.
L'autore: Nigel Farndale is a columnist and feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph and has won a British Press Award for his interviews. He lives in London. This is his fourth book.
Titolo: Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret...
Casa editrice: Macmillan
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001683264
Descrizione libro Macmillan. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0333989929 374pp. (beige & brown spine) large 8vo. sized. 2005 first edition, first impression. A very good, clean, tight copy in like jacket. Original publisher's brown boards - gilt embossed to the spine. No inscriptions. A couple of bumps to the head of the spine with some light associated creasing to the overlying jacket. A little toning and slight spotting to the upper fore-edge with slight spotting to the leading fore-edge too. The jacket has not been price-clipped and remains in very good condition. A very good, clean, tight copy. Shipping from the UK. Codice libro della libreria SKU008550
Descrizione libro Macmillan, 2005. Condizione libro: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP14513040
Descrizione libro Macmillan, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Second impression. Hardback with dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition, though pages slightly tanned / darkened. Binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. An agency sticker at the bottom edge of the back cover (dust jacket). DJ not price clipped. pp. viii, 374. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 105403
Descrizione libro Macmillan, London, 2005. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Dark-brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 374 pages incl. index, biblio., chronology, +31 b&w photo illus. Dj unclipped. Book tight and clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 004420
Descrizione libro Macmillan 2005, 2005. New first edition first impression hardback. Fine and unread. Codice libro della libreria A138496
Descrizione libro Macmillan, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020333989929
Descrizione libro Macmillan, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110333989929
Descrizione libro Macmillan, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 333989929