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    1939: The Last Season (Paperback) By (author) Anne De Courcy

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    DescriptionThe Season of 1939 brought all those 'in Society' to London. The young debutante daughters of the upper classes were presented to the King and Queen to mark their acceptance into the new adult world of their parents. They sparkled their way through a succession of balls and parties and sporting events. The Season brought together influential people not only from Society but also from Government at the various events of the social calendar. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain chaperoned his debutante niece to weekend house parties; Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, lunched with the Headmaster of Eton; Cabinet Ministers encountered foreign Ambassadors at balls in the houses of the great hostesses. As the hot summer drew on, the newspapers filled with ever more ominous reports of the relentless progress towards war. There was nothing to do but wait - and dance. The last season of peace was nearly over.


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    Title
    1939
    Subtitle
    The Last Season
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne De Courcy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753816721
    ISBN 10: 0753816725
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFSC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    LC classification: DA566.4
    BISAC V2.8: SOC050000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 3JJG
    DC21: 942.0830880621
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBSA, NHTB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBG
    Illustrations note
    51
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer and journalist. In the 1970s she was Woman's Editor on the LONDON EVENING NEWS; in the 1980s she was a regular feature-writer for the EVENING STANDARD; she joined the DAILY MAIL in 1992 where she has done interviews, historical features and book reviews, as well as editing a page on readers' dilemmas. She has written numerous books, including THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS.
    Review quote
    De Courcy's fascinating narrative switches between domestic concerns, ranging from country-house fare to patent medicines, and the approach of would-be gatecrashers across the channel THE INDEPENDENT A fascinating window on the frivolous social but grave political world of Britain in the Second World War... The illustrations are delightful THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH