RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 505422370 LA English T1 Trying to please : a memoir A1 Norwich, John Julius,, PB Axios Press PP Mount Jackson, Va. YR 2010 SN 9781604190311 1604190310 AB John Julius Norwich's life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich's passions for history, travel, and music have combined with simpler pleasures like friendship and a close family. A remarkable life and a thoroughly enjoyable read.