Lantern Slides - the Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1904-1914
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297816497). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xxviii + 461 pages. 18 illustrations. 2 family trees. Introduction by Roy Jenkins. Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (1887-1969), was a British politician and the daughter of Liberal Prime Minister H. H. Asquith by his first wife, Helen Kesall Asquith. Through these remarkable diaries and letters, published for the first time, the decade befor the First World War, is seen from a unique ringside seat, social as well as political. The volume opens with the first entry in her diary, begun in Paris when she was 17, and she writes of being presentd at Court, of grand dances, of political intrigue, of tragedy - the death of one of her closest friends, Archie Gordon, son of the Earl of Aberdeen in a motoring accident. Here are the young Winston Churchill and his bride Clementine Hozier, the rising Liberal star Lloyd George, the Conservative leader Arthur Balfour, the brilliant barrister and MP F.E. Smith, the soldier Lord Kitchener in his prime, the Foreign Secretary Edward Grey, the writers Maurice Baring, Hilaire Belloc, Mrs. Humphrey Ward and, not least, Rupert Brooke, with whom Violet corresponds. NOT EX LIB A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.0 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST A1C. Fine/Near Fine.
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Mots-clés: Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, H.H. Asquith, Archie Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen, Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Arthur Balfour, F.E. Smith, Lord Kitchener, Edward Grey, Maurice Baring, Hilaire Belloc, Rupert Brooke 0297816497