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Christabel

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 287 pages
Published February 2nd 1989 by Penguin Books (first published 1968)
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Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it
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This book was named for the Masterpiece mini-series but from what I can see it is the same as "The Past is Myself." I liked this memoir and learning about history through a personal story. I struggled a bit at the beginning of the book to keep the characters straight because A) I don't know a a lot about the characters of German politics in pre-WWII and B) I think the author's style was to start out pretty removed from the story -- told from a distance or something. Anyway, as the war touched he ...more
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A young Elizabeth Hurley is pictured on the cover here and played the title role in the miniseries that played on Masterpiece Theatre in the US.
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500 Great Books B...: Christabel - Christabel Bielenberg 1 3 Jul 26, 2014 01:18PM  
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Christabel Bielenberg (18 June 1909 – 2 November 2003) was a British writer who was married to a German lawyer, Peter Bielenberg. She described her experiences living in Germany during the Second World War in two books: The Past is Myself (1968) and The Road Ahead. She was educated at St Margaret's School, Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Christabel Mary Burton was born in Hertfordshire to Anglo-Irish parent
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