Al momento non sono disponibili copie per questo codice ISBN.Vedi tutte le copie di questo ISBN:
In 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six Mitford sisters, invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, in Ireland. This halcyon stay sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining letters. There can rarely have been such contrasting styles: Debo, unashamed philistine and self-professed illiterate, darts from subject to subject, dashing off letters but hitting the nail on the head again and again without even looking, while Paddy, polyglot, widely-read prose virtuoso, replies in his characteristic fluent, polished manner. Prose notwithstanding, they have much in common: enjoyment of life, youthful high spirits, generosity and lack of malice. There are glimpses of President Kennedy's inauguration, weekends at Sandringham, filming with Erroll Flynn and, above all, of life at Chatsworth, which Debo spent much of her life restoring, and of Kardamyli, the home that Paddy built in his beloved Greece.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
'These stories are so well published, so thoroughly venerated as to have taken on the glossy, impermeable quality of myth' (The Times)
'Highly engaging exchanges of mutual joie de vivre' (The Times)
'The reason that they still engage and entertain is precisely because they were masters of the unexpected while remaining true to their individual points of view' (Sunday Times)
'An impressive array of personalities and dramas' (Good Book Guide)
'Captivating collection ... Deborah's life [is] brilliantly encapsulated -and parodied- in her more succinct letters ... their exchanges achieve the goal of all good correspondents: to bring out the best in one another' (Anglo Hellenic Review)
'Last autumn's literary non-fiction hit' (Bookseller)
'Highly entertaining...as full of fizz and conviviality as a glass of champagne' (Metro)
'A feast for reading... An enchanting book' (Irish Examiner)
Bubbling with gaiety and humour, these letters will delight Leigh Fermor and Mitford fans alike
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro John Murray, 2008. Condizione: new. Codice articolo HolzGA_New_0719568587
Descrizione libro John Murray, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione: Brand New. New. Codice articolo DH29pg1061to1221-8663
Descrizione libro John Murray, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Brand New!. Codice articolo VIB0719568587
Descrizione libro John Murray, 2008. Condizione: New. New. Codice articolo Q-0719568587