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Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940
Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940
by D J Taylor
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting,for people who like the 1920's., 6 May 2014
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Although keeping up with the cast of characters can be a bit confusing and pondersome at times, I like this book very much. The author has done a good job of compiling existing publications on this topic, along with his own research. I thought that one of the main persons discussed, Elizabeth Ponsonsby, could have been the model for Sebastian Flyte of "Brideshead Revisited". Like Sebastian, she was viable only in her youth, during the 1920's after which time, alcoholism and carelessness went out of fashion. There are many more interesting people in the book, most about whom information is very hard to find. This book is well written, and if you are a fan of the 1920's, as I am, it's well worth purchasing if your local library doesn't carry it.

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