The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm


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Grove Press
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5.94 X 8.26 X 0.89 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Juliet Nicolson is the author of The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm and The Great Silence: Britain From the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age. She has two daughters and lives with her husband in Sussex, England.


"A hugely interesting portrait of a society teetering on a precipice both nationally and internationally . . . As page turning as a novel." -- Joanna Trollope
"A wonderfully evocative portrait of English society on the brink of a changing world. Juliet Nicolson has invented a new kind of social history." -- Tina Brown
"Detail makes Juliet Nicolson's portrait of a single Edwardian year such a fascinating read. . . . I felt transported into what Nicolson felicitously describes as 'one of the high sunilt meadows of English history.'" -- Antonia Fraser
"Juliet Nicolson transports us back to the enchanted and enchanting summer of 1911. She guides us through its four months in company with some of the most delightful people imaginable. It is a wonderful and poignant tour that proved to be a farewell appearance to their world." -- David Fromkin
"Buried deep within this deliciously evocative book, there is a single story that involves a grand country house and a lord, a man, not his wife, a cry of celebratory sexuality. This story alone makes the volume's purchase price worthwhile. And there are hundreds more like it. Juliet Nicolson has fashioned for us a treasure-trove, doubly perfect for winter." -- Simon Winchester