Osbert Sitwell

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 444 pages
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A witty new biography of the celebrated poet, novelist, essayist, and notorious eccentric reveals the extent of his friendships with T. S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Evelyn Waugh, and Cyril Connolly, as well as his animosity toward Noel Coward and Winston Churchill. 12,500 first printing.

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Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969), 5th Baronet, was a minor British writer, most associated with the 1920s and 30s, one of the Sitwell writing family. A second-tier figure in English literature, he ... Read full review

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Very well-written biography of a leading literary figure of the first half of the twentieth century, of whom I knew virtually nothing before I read the book. Meticulously researched, elegantly written ... Read full review

Contents

The Eye of Childhood
3
Educated in the Holidays from Eton
33
The Great Free World
34
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Philip Ziegler was born in 1929 and was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. He then joined the Diplomatic Service and served in Vientiane, Paris, Pretoria and Bogotá before resigning to join the publisher William Collins, where he was editorial director for more than fifteen years. His books have included biographies of William IV, Melbourne, Lady Diana Cooper, Mountbatten and Edward VIII. His most recent book is London at War.

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