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Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron Berners (1882–1950)

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20+ verk 242 medlemmar 3 recensioner 3 favoritmärkta

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(eng) usually known as Lord Berners

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Verk av Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron Berners

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Little Innocents: Childhood Reminiscences (1932) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar

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This is Lord Berners' account of his Eton years. The gossip, intrigue, rumors, cliques, friendships and shunning were as intense as today with social media. In this one he goes deeper into appreciating and playing music, though his family still wants him to become a diplomat.
I'm eager to start the next volume now but it's in transit from a bookmonger.
 
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piemouth | Jul 2, 2023 |
An ARC I received when my favorite bookstore was closing (RIP, Harry W Schwartz), it just looked like a slim little book about Dresden. However, this is a wonderful memoir of Dresden written by a famous composer/painter/novelist (of whom I'd never heard before) about his formative years spent in Germany, ostensibly learning the language, but it's also about society in general and the people he stays with. It's really excellent, very readable, interesting - I'll be looking for the rest of his memoirs for sure. Four stars.… (mer)
 
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LauraBrook | Feb 18, 2011 |
Berners was a great English eccentric, a composer, novelist, painter and conspicuous aesthete whose friends included Gerturde Stein, Diaghilev and Sacherverell Sitwell. The character of Lord Merlin in Nancy Mitford's THE PURSUIT OF LOVE of Love is based on Lord Berners, who used to dip his pigeons into basins of magenta, green and ultramarine so that when released they resembled, Mitford wrote, 'a cloud of confetti in the sky'.
 
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antimuzak | Sep 20, 2009 |

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20
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242
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#93,893
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3.8
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3
ISBN
13
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1
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