Sunday, June 26, 2016
TRYING TO PLEASE - John Julius Norwich
This is an excellent autobiography by the son of Duff and Diana Cooper.
From birth to when this was written we get a very honest and very funny telling of a life, that while privileged appears never to have been taken for granted. Yes, the Churchill's come to lunch, yes, your mother gets a one on one with the Pope in Rome but all these things were of a time and place and not unusual due to your parents social position.
From Eton to Oxford to the Foreign Office and then taking a punt to become a full time historian we meet famous and interesting people.
I love the " between wars period"in the UK and this is another brick in wall.
The author is still ticking over in his late 80's and still writing history. A pleasure to read.