The diaries of the National Trust's country house expert James Lees-Milne (1908-97) have been hailed as 'one of the treasures of contemporary English literature'
The diaries of the National Trust's country house expert James Lees-Milne (1908-97) have been hailed as 'one of the treasures of contemporary English literature'. The first of three, this volume, which includes interesting material omitted when the diaries were originally published during the author's lifetime, covers the years 1942 to 1954, beginning with his wartime visits to hard-pressed country house owners, and ending with his marriage to the exotic Alvilde Chaplin.
By contrast, James Lees-Milne's beautiful style and pace remind us how it should still be done. While the index of this anthology of his diaries from 1942 to 1954 is certainly stuffed with the names of powerful and talented people, there is a clear sense within its pages of a real human being negotiating a complex life. Like Chips Channon, Lees-Milne's life was hardly of great national consequence.
Nothing short of phenomenal. surely the finest diary of the 20th Century, truly a great masterpiece of English literature' (Hugh Massingberd, Country Life). Without question one of the finest diarists of the 20th century' (Selina Hastings, Spectator).
George) James Henry Lees-Milne (6 August 1908 – 28 December 1997) was an English writer and expert on country houses, who worked for the National Trust from 1936 to 1973. He was an architectural historian, novelist and biographer. His extensive diaries remain in print. Lees-Milne was born on 6 August 1908 at Wickhamford, Worcestershire.
James Lees-Milne (1908-97) made his name as the country house expert of the National Trust and for being a versatile author. But he is now best known for the remarkable diary he kept for most of his adult life, which has been compared with that of Samuel Pepys and hailed as 'a treasure of contemporary English literature'.
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