First Childhood by Lord Gerald Hugh Tyrwitt-Wilson Berners

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"Quietly remarkable autobiography alive with unforgotten terrors, unforgiven indignities"...Alan Hollingsworth

 

About Lord Gerald Hugh Tyrwitt-Wilson Berners

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See above. Lord Berners was born in 1883 and died in 1950.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON. 233 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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In this memoir of his earliest youth, first published in 1934 in Great Britain, Lord Berners captures the devilish enchantment and perilous anxieties of an upper-class schoolboy, living at home with Mum, and perched on the brink of adolescence and also at the outer limit of the Victorian age.

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As one might expect of ""the English Satie,"" Berners also had a sharp wit, which is best when tempered by self-deprecation, as when he describes his attempt to mount a puppet Rhinegold at home only to have his novel steam device dissolve the tails of his Rhine maidens, or when blunted by genuine...

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The New York Review of Books

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