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Another Part of the Wood : A Self Portrait

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Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 1976 by Ballantine Publishing Group (first published 1974)
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This is a thoroughly enjoyable, hilarious, delightful, beautifully written memoir, a window onto a lost world, by a type of man long extinct. It contains not one dull word.

Kenneth Clark was born, in 1903, into "a section of society known as 'the idle rich', and although, in that golden age, many people were richer, there can have been few who were idler. [His parents] took no part in public affairs, did not read the newspapers, and were almost entirely without the old upper-class feeling of resp
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Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark, OM, CH, KCB, FBA (13 July 1903 – 21 May 1983) was a British author, museum director, broadcaster, and one of the best-known art historians of his generation. In 1969, he achieved an international popular presence as the writer, producer, and presenter of the BBC Television series, Civilisation.
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