Who s In Who s Out

Brilliantly equipped as Rose was to witness, detail and report, the first volume of his journals vividly portrays some of the most important events and people of the last century, from the bombing of London during the Second World War to ...

Who s In  Who s Out

Kenneth Rose was one of the most astute observers of the establishment for over seventy years. The wry and amusing journals of the royal biographer and historian made objective observation a sculpted craft. His impeccable social placement located him within the beating heart of the national elite for decades. He was capable of writing substantial history, such as his priceless material on the abdication crisis from conversations with both the Duke of Windsor and the Queen Mother. Yet he maintained sufficient distance to achieve impartial documentation while working among political, clerical, military, literary and aristocratic circles. Relentless observation and a self-confessed difficulty 'to let a good story pass me by' made Rose a legendary social commentator, while his impressive breadth of interests was underpinned by tremendous respect for the subjects of his enquiry. Brilliantly equipped as Rose was to witness, detail and report, the first volume of his journals vividly portrays some of the most important events and people of the last century, from the bombing of London during the Second World War to the election of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman Prime Minister, in 1979.

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Who's In, Who's Out
Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Kenneth Rose
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-18 - Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Kenneth Rose was one of the most astute observers of the establishment for over seventy years. The wry and amusing journals of the royal biographer and historian made objective observation a sculpted craft. His impeccable social placement located him within the beating heart of the national elite for decades. He
Who's In, Who's Out: The Journals of Kenneth Rose
Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Kenneth Rose
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'The most detailed, amusing and accurate account ever of the post-war world of the English Establishment' William Shawcross, Daily Telegraph 'Extremely entertaining' Jane Ridley, Literary Review Kenneth Rose was one of the most astute observers of the establishment for over seventy years. The wry and amusing journals of the royal
The Secret Royals
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Richard Aldrich, Rory Cormac
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-07 - Publisher: Atlantic Books

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The Oxford Book of Theatrical Anecdotes
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Gyles Brandreth
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Traitor King
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Andrew Lownie
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-19 - Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

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