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Author Zinovieff, Sofka, author.

Title The mad boy, Lord Berners, my grandmother and me : an aristocratic family, a high-society scandal and an extraordinary legacy / Sofka Zinovieff.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Berners,G ZIN    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xii, 436 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in Great Britain in 2014 by Jonathan Cape."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of Illustrations -- A Fish-shaped Handbag -- Behind the Rocking Horse -- Russians, Radicals and Roman Catholics -- A Delightful Youth -- Et in Arcadia Ego -- Boys and Girls -- Fiends -- Follies and Fur-lined Wombs -- The Orphan on the Top Floor -- In the City of Dreaming Dons -- Gosh I think She's Swell -- The Pram in the Hall -- Put in a Van -- 'From Catamite to Catamite' -- The Nazi -- Robert's Folly -- Purple dye -- Blood Ties -- Dust and Ashes -- The Bell and the Blue Plaque -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary "A narrative account of the author's bohemian aristocrat grandparents' unconventional relationship with her grandfather's gay lover examines the period taboos, family secrets and cultural dynamics that shaped their shared lives,"--Novelist
Subject Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron, 1883-1950.
Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron, 1883-1950 -- Homes and haunts.
Composers -- England -- Biography.
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- England -- Biography.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Biography.
Bisexuality in marriage -- England -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780062338945 (hardcover)
0062338943 (hardcover)
9780062338952 (pbk.)
0062338951 (pbk.)

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