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by Shusha Guppy
Gives ten portraits of the grandes dames of British letters, some of the finest novelists, essayists and biographers of the 20th century - women like Rosamond Lehmann, Juliette Huxley, Lady Diana Cooper and Molly Keane. These discussions are drawn from the interview series of The Paris Review.
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published February 22nd 1995 by British American Publishing
(first published May 1991)
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Comprised of ten interviews conducted in the late 1980s of a surprising collection of women in English letters, including Molly Keane, Diana Cooper and P.L. Travers, most of whom I have not read. These women were close to the end of their lives, so the interviews reveal reflections on their life and career as well as their thoughts about death. The interviews feel intimate, a rarity, I think, which makes them highly enjoyable to read. And inspires me to go to my bookshelves and the library to ...more