Memoirs of a Polyglot: The Autobiography of William Gerhardie
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Written with rare candour, this is William Gerhardie's enchanting and entertaining memoir of his early life.

Gerhardie writes about his grandparents and parents, and about his childhood in St Petersburg where his father, a British cotton manufacturer, settled in the 1890s. He joined the Scots Greys in the First World War, and was commissioned and posted to the British Embas...more
Unknown Binding, 400 pages
Published 1973 by Little Brown and Co. (UK)
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William Alexander Gerhardie (21 November 1895 – 15 July 1977)[1] was a British (Anglo-Russian) novelist and playwright.


William Gerhardie by Norman Ivor Lancashire (1927-2004). Photograph by Stella Harpley
Gerhardie (or Gerhardi: he added the 'e' in later years as an affectation) was one of the most critically acclaimed English novelists of the 1920s (Evelyn Waugh told him 'I have talent, but you ha...more
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