Halfway to Heaven : Concluding Memoirs of a Literary Life.

Hart-Davis, R.

Verlag: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, Stroud, first edition, 1998, 1998
ISBN 10: 0750918373 / ISBN 13: 9780750918374
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Titel: Halfway to Heaven : Concluding Memoirs of a ...

Verlag: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, Stroud, first edition, 1998

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition


Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm, xii, 163 ills. From the blurb: "In Halfway to Heaven, the final volume of his memoirs, Rupert Hart-Davis recalls the last fifty years of his life, and the many famous actors and writers he knew, among them Peggy Ashcroft (his first wife), Joyce Grenfell, Arthur Ransome, Alastair Cooke and T S. Eliot. He recounts the post war establishment of Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd, with David (Bunny) Garnett, whose wife, Angelica, produced the company's sign, and his work as a publisher, including publication of one of its most successful ventures, Heinrich Harrer's Seven Years in Tibet, and the start of his great friendship with Siegfried Sassoon, whose letters and diaries he later edited. Alongside this he also tells us of family life in Oxfordshire and Yorkshire, and of his love for Ruth Simon, who eventually became his wife. Drawing closely on letters and diaries of the time, we share glimpses of lunch with Diana Cooper, at which General Lord 'Pug' Ismay held the other guests enthralled with his anecdotes about Winston Churchill; the visits of friends to Yorkshire, such as Marie Rambert who greeted him, 'How nice to find you again. I see you've grown a moustache. So have I'; and the triumph of his sale of manuscripts to save the London Library, in which Forster's A Passage to India fetched a record £6,500, and Tom Eliot wrote a fresh copy of The Waste Land for him, and included a line missing from the original publication. With many black and white photographs from the author's personal albums, this biography will entertain anyone interested m the literary and theatrical life of the last half of the twentieth century." As New in dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-32732

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