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Elders And Betters Paperback – 5 Jun 1997

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Pimlico; New edition edition (5 Jun. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712673962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712673969
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 549,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A superb collection of portraits, sketched with all the visual power of a practitioner of painting; and though anecdotes abound it is also a contemplative work held together by a firmly disciplined vision" (Hugh Cecil Spectator)

"He confesses that he found it difficult to write about people whom he knew so well, but nobody has described them better...His book displays affection, great good humour and impeccable taste...Its purpose is not to preach, but to entertain. It certainly does" (Nigel Nicolson Daily Telegraph)

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The artist, critic and writer Quentin Bell here provides a remarkable collection of pen portraits - of his parents Vanessa and Clive; of his aunt and uncle, Virginia and Leonard Woolf; of Roger Fry, E. M. Forster, Ottoline Morrell, Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey and many more.

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Quentin Bell lived Bloomsbury, and writes about it's members in a personal and very interesting way. perceptive and often humorous
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This product arrived quickly and on time. A very good read. Thank you
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