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Category Archive for 'Biographies'

A Moment in Time

DESCRIPTION: John Keble today is best remembered for the Oxford college founded in his memory; his role in the seminal Oxford Movement, and for the hymns that he wrote and which are still sung today. Both John Keble and his brother Tom were educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and followed their father into the […]

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The Naked Heroine

DESCRIPTION: This is the fascinating story of Lydia Lova; one of the most decorated women in France for her war-time resistance work; later a nude dancer at the Folies Bergėre. The author, then a journalist working in Paris, heard about Lydia dancing nude at the Folies and became fascinated by her story. He traces the […]

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Churchills Rebels

DESCRIPTION: Churchill’s Rebels is a heart-breaking story of two young people madly in love and in open rebellion against their up-bringing and a way of life. Esmond Romilly was the nephew of Winston Churchill, a rebel against his family and public school who left England to fight for the rebels in the Spanish Civil War. […]

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Ian Gilmour

Ian Gilmour Ian Gilmour’s autobiography covers his life up Suez in 1956, but sadly does not cover the remaining part of his fascinating life. A foreword and afterword by his son, the author David Gimour, put his life into context and cover the missing parts of his career, not included in this memoir. He was […]

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The Final Curtsey

The Final Curtsey (Paperback) Margaret Rhodes was born into the Scottish aristocracy and royalty often came to stay and she spent childhood holidays in Scotland with her cousins Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. In the Second World War years she ‘lodged’ at Buckingham Place while working for MI5. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding […]

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The Final Curtsey

The Final Curtsey – An excellent read Considering my usual fodder is murder mysteries and thrillers, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I'd certainly admit to being a royalist, and wasn't sure whether this would be any good but it's well written, totally unpretentious and an excellent read. Not a huge tome like some […]

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