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1939: The Last Season

1939: The Last Season

Author: Anne De Courcy
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The Season of 1939 brought all those 'in Society' to London. The young debutante daughters of the upper classes were presented to the King and Queen to mark their acceptance into the new adult world of their parents. They sparkled their way through a succession of balls and parties and sporting events. The Season brought together influential people not only from Society but also from Government at the various events of the social calendar. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain chaperoned his debutante niece to weekend house parties; Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, lunched with the Headmaster of Eton; Cabinet Ministers encountered foreign Ambassadors at balls in the houses of the great hostesses. As the hot summer drew on, the newspapers filled with ever more ominous reports of the relentless progress towards war. There was nothing to do but wait - and dance. The last season of peace was nearly over.
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A wonderful portrait of British upper-class life in the Season of 1939 - the last before the Second World War.
Author description

Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer and journalist. In the 1970s she was Woman's Editor on the LONDON EVENING NEWS; in the 1980s she was a regular feature-writer for the EVENING STANDARD; she joined the DAILY MAIL in 1992 where she has done interviews, historical features and book reviews, as well as editing a page on readers' dilemmas. She has written numerous books, including THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS.

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General Fields

  • : 9780753816721
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : February 2003
  • : 197mm X 129mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne De Courcy
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 942.0830880621
  • : good
  • : 272
  • : 51