King's Counsellor Abdication and War: The Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles
Picked this one up on a whim in the library. Well, I say that, but the size of this tome, it took quite deliberate effort to pick it up. It is huge and the writing is quite small. It's also a 'proper' diary in that it's not written every day, some days have lots of detail and insight and others consist literally of which birds the author spotted that day.
It was very obvious that there wasn't going to be anything salacious in this book: it had the approval of Her Majesty to be published. I also p...more
Beautifully written, King's Counsellor is largely made up of his war time diary and letters written after 1946 until his death. The picture that Lascelles paints of serving the King and trials and tribulations of wartime are vivid. He says little about the King - he was certainly discreet in that department, but some ...more
'The leaf-sweeping season is in full swing, but I can't rake for very long at a time nowadays. Winter draws on, as the curate s ...more