The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me

The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me
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The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and MeThe Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and MeThe Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me

Sofka Zinovieff.

Jonathan Cape. London. 2014. First edition, first printing. Hardback; black boards, dust jacket. xii, 436 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. English. 240 x 185mm. 1.4kg. 9780224096591. Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket, some surface wear to rear panel; neat owner's signature to front free-endpaper.

A part-memoir, part-biography of Lord Berners and Faringdon House. The author Sofka Zinovieff inherited Faringdon from Robert Heber-Percy, who himself had inherited the home from Lord Berners. Zinovieff's grandmother is the relative in the title, a woman named Jennifer Fry who unexpectedly married 'The Mad Boy' whilst pregnant. Woven together are the stories of the author, Lord Berners, Heber-Percy and Fry, all linked by the stones of Faringdon House.

Price :  £70.00