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John Betjeman : new fame, new love

Author: Bevis Hillier
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following "Young Betjeman", in which the poet secretly married and found his eccentric genius, this volume deals with his zenith years. Now he wins fame not just for his poems but as a tastemaker opening eyes to the Victorian ages, as a battling conservationist and as a television personality.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Betjeman; Penelope Chetwode; John Betjeman, Sir; John Betjeman; Penelope Chetwode; John Betjeman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bevis Hillier
ISBN: 0719550025 9780719550027
OCLC Number: 51316816
Description: xv, 736 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Uffington --
2. Film Critic --
3. The Diarist --
4. 'That's Shell --
That Was!' --
5. 'To Mr and Mrs John Betjeman, a Son' --
6. The Pipers --
7. Continual Dew and An Oxford University Chest --
8. Decoration --
9. Observer Corps --
10. Taking to the Air --
11. 'Minnie' --
12. Old Lights for New Chancels --
13. Ireland --
14. Daily Herald --
15. Admiralty --
16. Farnborough --
17. New Bats in Old Belfries --
18. British Council --
19. A Lincolnshire Tale --
20. Oxford Preservation Trust --
21. On the Air in the Forties --
22. 'The Betje-bus' --
23. A Preservationist in the Making --
24. 'Tame and Tade' --
25. Wantage --
26. First and Last Loves --
27. A Few Late Chrysanthemums --
28. Cloth Fair and Rotherhithe --
29. On the Air in the Fifties --
30. 'City and Suburban' --
31. Television Personality --
32. Preservationist's Progress --
33. Cincinnati --
34. In the late 1950s --
35. 'A Really Thrilling Moment of Triumph' --
App. 'Uffington Downs'.
Responsibility: Bevis Hillier.

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