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Category Archive for 'Autobiographies'

Out of Bounds

DESCRIPTION: Giles and Esmond Romilly were the nephews of Winston Churchill and Giles Romilly married Jessica (Decca) Mitford, one of the notorious Mitford girls. They both attended traditional Wellington College, where they rebelled against the military and disciplinary traditions of the time. There was fear that this august school was subject to the corrupting influence […]

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Joy’s Journey

DESCRIPTION: By the time she had reached twenty-one, Joy Hunter had worked in the Offices of the War Cabinet in Churchill’s underground war rooms in preparation for D-Day 1944; been included in the Three Power Conference at Potsdam in 1945 between the victorious allies, Great Britain, USA and the Soviet Union; and then went to Washington for the […]

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DESCRIPTION: In 1958 Nina decided to explore Italy; although she had only £3 in the world and no job to go to, she had just the promise of a mattress on the floor of a friend’s apartment. This is the fascinating account of how she virtually fell into the movie biz in Rome. Sophia Loren, […]

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Life Between the Lines

Life Between the Lines John Izbicki has an exciting story to tell.  Berlin-born, he lived through the horrors of Nazi persecution and, on the day after his eighth birthday, he witnessed the Kristallnacht, and the smashing of his parents’ shop windows. The Izbickis escaped to England and he began a remarkable journey from school to […]

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