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Fourteen Friends

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In this sequence of sketches, the diarist brings to life 14 friends who, unknowingly, formed his values, framed his views, and added relish to his days. Among others, they include Robert Byron swimming in the Bay of Naples, and Rosamond Lehmann communing through a medium with dead loved ones.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by John Murray
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Here's how I know when I really like someone's writing -- I read the first half of this set of brief biographies (more like character sketches, really) and was so impressed I bought nine of his twelve volumes of diaries.
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James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) was an English writer and expert on country houses.

He was a noted biographer and historian, and is also considered one of the twentieth century's great diarists. He came from a family of landed gentry and grew up in Worcestershire. He attended Lockers Park Prep School, Eton and Oxford University. In 1936 he was appointed secretary of the Country House Committe
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