The very spirit of the Twenties comes to life in this offbeat collection of memorabilia. Perhaps one has to have followed...

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THE SWEET AND THE TWENTIES

The very spirit of the Twenties comes to life in this offbeat collection of memorabilia. Perhaps one has to have followed Beverley Nichols down his garden path and to have been born long enough ago to find a nostalgic sense of recognition in these pages to appreciate them fully. Or perhaps it will be like Boy Friend -- sheer enchantment for the young to whom it will be ""the olden days"", when we were very young. Here we have an unapologetically snobbish portrait gallery of the very rich, the social arbiters, the lion hunters; here we have people who are only names today,- Maggie Greville, Emerald Cunard, Gerald Berners, Syrie Maugham, Sybil Colefax, (or are we too American?) for there are other names that have made for themselves and still stand as symbols:- Elsie DeWolfe, Rudolf Valentine, Elinor Glyn, and today still here Edith Sitwell, Noel Coward, Cecil Beaton. We have the music and the theatre, entertaining and the social mores, the disturbances of the General Strike and the Irish troubles. Some of it is amusing, some of it disturbing, most of it good reading.

Pub Date: Oct. 27, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: The British Book Centre

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958