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Trying to please : a memoir

Auteur : John Julius Norwich
Éditeur : Mount Jackson, Va. : Axios Press, ©2010.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Autobiography
Personne nommée : John Julius Norwich; John Julius Norwich
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : John Julius Norwich
ISBN : 9781604190311 1604190310
Numéro OCLC : 505422370
Notes : Includes index.
Description : v, 425 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu : Beginnings --
Childhood --
America and Eton --
The embassy --
Strasbourg and the navy --
Oxford, marriage and the Foreign Office --
Belgrade --
Beirut --
Watershed --
The mountain and the desert --
The stone stops rolling --
The moss begins to gather --
The pattern fixed --
Varied pursuits --
Work and play.
Responsabilité : John Julius Norwich.

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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.

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