The Milk of Paradise: Diaries, 1993-1997

The Milk of Paradise Diaries The twelfth and final volume of James Lees Milne s magnificent diary covers the last five years of his life until a few weeks before his death at the age of eighty nine Old age and infirmity have not

  • Title: The Milk of Paradise: Diaries, 1993-1997
  • Author: James Lees-Milne
  • ISBN: 9780719565816
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • The twelfth and final volume of James Lees Milne s magnificent diary covers the last five years of his life, until a few weeks before his death at the age of eighty nine Old age and infirmity have not diminished his interest in life, and he expresses sharp and original views on everything from modern architecture to New Labour After the loss of his bossy but beloved wifeThe twelfth and final volume of James Lees Milne s magnificent diary covers the last five years of his life, until a few weeks before his death at the age of eighty nine Old age and infirmity have not diminished his interest in life, and he expresses sharp and original views on everything from modern architecture to New Labour After the loss of his bossy but beloved wife Alvilde, he devotes himself to visiting friends, observing their habits and relishing their gossip and anecdotes Whether describing an afternoon with the Prince of Wales, a week end at Chatsworth, a nostalgic return to the scenes of his youth or a day at the latest London exhibitions, he displays the same mixture of candour, waspish wit, eloquent exasperation and human understanding which has delighted his readers since the first of these volumes appeared in 1975.

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    1. Finished reading “The Milk of Paradise: Diaries, 1993-1997” by James Lees-MilneISBN: 978071956581608 February, 2015The last volume! Finished the lot! More years ago than I can remember, I found one of the middle volumes in an op shop and it went from there, not quite sure why. Not the best diaries that I've read – for example, for the earlier years, with a greater political bent, “Chips: the Diaries of Sir Henry Channon” (ISBN: 9781857994933) are ever so much better. Lees-Milne's diar [...]

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