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In Their Wisdom

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Economic storm clouds gather as bad political weather is forecast for the nation. Three elderly peers look on from the sidelines of the House of Lords and wonder if it will mean the end of a certain way of life. Against this background is set a court struggle over a disputed will that escalates into an almighty battle.
Paperback, 345 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Collier Books (first published January 1st 1974)
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Alexis
Sep 10, 2007 Alexis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have to admit, I am pretty excited that no one else has rated this book.

I'm also pretty excited that my edition has a quote on the front from the Philadelphia Inquirer. When's the last time you saw the Inquirer's book section referenced?

I'm wondering if, in his focus on the historical perspective, including a direct appeal to future historians on the last page, Snow had any second thoughts about how much attention he gave to sexual relationships. Maybe I'm relying too much on current polarized
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Mar 14, 2016 Vivien Gilliard rated it it was amazing
Borrow this book! A gripping read, and even relevant today, although published in 1974. His writing is excellent.
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Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, Kt., CBE, was an English physical chemist and novelist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government. He is best known for his series of novels known collectively as Strangers and Brothers, and for The Two Cultures, a 1959 lecture in which he laments the gulf between scientists and "literary intellectual ...more
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