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The Seventh Child. A Retrospect.

John, Romilly.

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ISBN 10: 0224010999 / ISBN 13: 9780224010993
Verlag: London, Jonothan Cape, 1975
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22.3cm x 14.2cm. 192 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Romilly's father Augustus John/ Romilly (1906–1986) was in the RAF, briefly a civil servant, then a poet, author and an amateur physicist/ By the 1920s Augustus John was Britain's leading portrait painter/ Augustus John painted many distinguished contemporaries, including T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats, Aleister Crowley, Lady Gregory, Tallulah Bankhead, George Bernard Shaw, the cellist Guilhermina Suggia, the Marchesa Casati and Elizabeth Bibesco/ Perhaps his most famous portrait is of his fellow-countryman, Dylan Thomas, whom he introduced to Caitlin Macnamara, his sometime lover who later became Thomas' wife/ Romilly's 'meteorigical' upbringing/ timely record of what it was like to grow up in that chaotic, unconventional, overpoulated household, to which his postscript, written 'after many a summer', provides a gently ironical but affectionate couterpoint of mature reflection/ candid child's-eye view of such characters as Henry Lamb, Lytton Strachey, Roy Campbell etc. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40296AB

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Titel: The Seventh Child. A Retrospect.

Verlag: London, Jonothan Cape

Erscheinungsdatum: 1975

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Edition; 1st ed. reprinted / [with an additional postscript]. Physical description; 192 p., [4] p. of plates : ports. ; 23 cm. Notes; First ed. originally published: London : Heinemann, 1932. Subjects; John, Augustus (British painter, 1878-1961). John (Family). Great Britain - Biography. england - john, romilly - autobiographies. Genres; Autobiography. Illustrated.

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