Elizabeth Bibesco

Elizabeth Bibesco

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elizabeth, Princess Bibesco n e Elizabeth Asquith (26 February 1897 - 7 April 1945) was an English writer, active between 1921 and 1940. A final posthumous collection of her stories, poems and aphorisms was published under the title Haven in 1951, with a preface by Elizabeth Bowen. Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy was the first child of Herbert Henry Asquith (British Prime Minister, 1908-1916) and his second wife, Margot (Tennant). As candidly recorded in her mother's 1920 autobiography, she was a precocious child of uncertain temper. Life as the Prime Minister's daughter thrust her into the public eye at an early age and she developed a quick wit and a social presence beyond her years. When she was just 14 years old, The Times (reporting on her recovery from pneumonia) stated that "many members of the House have made the acquaintance of Miss Asquith and in expressing their concern for her health, have referred to her charm of manner and to the interest which she has begun already to show in political matters."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134919314
  • 9786134919319