Hanging on

Hanging on : Diaries, 1960-63

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Frances Partridge knew well most of the leading members of the Bloomsbury group. Hanging On contains many of her memories of them. It also contains, among her reflections on her own life, her private thoughts on the complex relations between herself, Dora Carrington, Lytton Strachey and her beloved husband Ralph. It is with the death of Ralph in 1960 that this book opens. But even in the depths of morbidity Frances Partridge never loses her knowledge of the fecundity of life, her sense of fun, her eye for absurdity, or her capacity and hunger for beauty, that much-derided Bloomsbury characteristic. 'There's no living diarist like her and she has much more to give us.' Nicholas Henderson, Evening Standardshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 22mm | 299.37g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8pp b&w photographs
  • 0753801086
  • 9780753801086

About Frances Partridge

Frances Partridge was born in Bedford Square in 1900. Family friends included Henry James, Conan Doyle and various members of the Strachey family. She has translated many books and with her husband Ralph edited the Greville Memoirs.show more

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