The Perfect Summer chronicles a glorious English summer a century ago when the world was on the cusp of irrevocable change. Through the tight lens of four months, Juliet Nicolson's rich storytelling gifts rivet us with the sights, colors, and feelings of a bygone era. That summer of 1911 a new king was crowned and the aristocracy was at play, bounding from one house party to the next. But perfection was not for all. Cracks in the social fabric were showing. The country was brought to a standstill by industrial strikes. Temperatures rose steadily to more than 100 degrees; by August deaths from heatstroke were too many for newspapers to report. Drawing on material from intimate and rarely seen sources and narrated through the eyes of a series of exceptional individuals among them a debutante, a choirboy, a politician, a trade unionist, a butler, and the Queen
The Perfect Summer
is a vividly rendered glimpse of the twilight of the Edwardian era.

The perfect summer - Juliet Nicolson

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Title
The perfect summer - England 1911, just before the storm
Author
Juliet Nicolson
format
Hardback
Publisher
Grove Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20070510

The Perfect Summer chronicles a glorious English summer a century ago when the world was on the cusp of irrevocable change. Through the tight lens of four months, Juliet Nicolson's rich storytelling gifts rivet us with the sights, colors, and feelings of a bygone era. That summer of 1911 a new king was crowned and the aristocracy was at play, bounding from one house party to the next. But perfection was not for all. Cracks in the social fabric were showing. The country was brought to a standstill by industrial strikes. Temperatures rose steadily to more than 100 degrees; by August deaths from heatstroke were too many for newspapers to report. Drawing on material from intimate and rarely seen sources and narrated through the eyes of a series of exceptional individuals among them a debutante, a choirboy, a politician, a trade unionist, a butler, and the Queen
The Perfect Summer
is a vividly rendered glimpse of the twilight of the Edwardian era.

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Type
BOOK
Edition
1st American Edition
Keyword Index
Social classes - Great Britain - History - 20th century.|Great Britain - Social life and customs - 20th century.|Great Britain - History - George V, 1910-1936.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
290

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