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Diaries, 1942-1954 Paperback – 4 Oct. 2007

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Just as querulous, misanthropic, greedy, vain and fascinating as ever. One reads, one deplores - and reads on with vindictive delight ― Patrick Skene-Caitling, Sunday Telegraph

The greatest diarist of our times - funny, feline and disconcertingly honest, wielding a rapier to Alan Clark's cudgel ― Jeremy Lewis, The Oldie

His wonderful diaries demonstrates to anyone with eyes to see that he was a superb chronicler of the human condition ― Hugh Massingberd, Spectator

'Funny, shrewd, waspish and wise ... Lees-Milne was the greatest diarist of this century, and one of its finest writers' ― Jeremy Lewis, Literary Review

'Nothing short of phenomenal ... surely the finest diary of the 20th Century, truly a great masterpiece of English literature' ― Hugh Massingberd, Country Life

'Without question one of the finest diarists of the 20th century' ― Selina Hastings, Spectator

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The first of three abridged volumes of 'the greatest diarist of our times'

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ John Murray (4 Oct. 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 512 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0719566819
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0719566813
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 3.3 x 19.71 cm
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