The Years Of Promise; 1908-1919

The Years Of Promise; 1908-1919

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Photo is of the actual book - please note wear and tear. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title. Author: Cecil Roberts Format: Hardback Number of Pages: Cecil Roberts closed his story with the death of his remarkable father whose interest in his Leicestershire ancestors went back to the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Aged fifteen, the author finds himself almost destitute and, with a mother to keep, a municipal office boy. "I was a caged lion, determined to break the horrid bars," he writes. This is the story of how he broke out, immeasurably ambitious, into a larger world. From the beginning he was determined to be an author, a motive never lost sight of. Irrepressible, vivacious, variously...

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Photo is of the actual book - please note wear and tear. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title.

Author: Cecil Roberts

Format: Hardback

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Cecil Roberts closed his story with the death of his remarkable father whose interest in his Leicestershire ancestors went back to the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Aged fifteen, the author finds himself almost destitute and, with a mother to keep, a municipal office boy. "I was a caged lion, determined to break the horrid bars," he writes. This is the story of how he broke out, immeasurably ambitious, into a larger world. From the beginning he was determined to be an author, a motive never lost sight of. Irrepressible, vivacious, variously gifted, one quality that emerges is his ability to attract and hold friends. They are here in this story, which comprises some of the history of the opening century President Wilson, Churchill, Baden-Powell, Jellicoe, Beatty, Arnold Bennett, John Masefield, Joseph Conrad, Marie Corelli, Sarah Bern-hardt, Dame Laura Knight, J. E. Flecker, Alec Waugh, Robert Graves, Philip Gibbs, Leonide Massine, Diaghilev, Adenauer - it is a vivid pageant. Published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1968. First Edition. Ex- Library - sticker is affixed to front pastedown. Condition: Good with some foxing. Dust jacket: Good with general shelf wear. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting.
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