On the Wing by Nora Sayre
A Young American Abroad

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Vivid, immediate, irreverent, a marvelous memoir of a young woman's coming-of-age in Europe during the fifties . On the Wing is a wry, entertaining, deliciously gossipy account of a young woman in Europe during the fifties, and of those famous-and infamous -people who became her friends and confidants. More than a memoir, it is also a portrait of a group of people (actors, writers, filmmakers, and others, both American and foreign) unlike any others in a time unlike any other. Told with wit and charm, On the Wing is a story of elegance, exactness, and exciting adventure.

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Published May 8, 2001 by Counterpoint Press. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Film critic and memoirist Sayre (Previous Convictions, 1995) recalls her astonishing circle of acquaintances in mid-1950s London.

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Liebling, British literary critic John Davenport, British editor and critic Cyril Connolly and the leftists, dissidents and blacklisted Americans who gathered around screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart and journalist Ella Winter at their house in Hampstead.

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