Facades

  • by John Pearson
  • Narrated by Frazer Douglas
  • 28 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell were the children of possibly the most selfish and mismatched couple in the annals of the British aristocracy. They became in the 1920s, in Cyril Connolly's words, 'a dazzling monument to the English scene... had they not been there a whole area of life would have been missing.'
John Pearson describes the public and private life of this strangest and most flamboyant of literary families.

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A restrained insight into indulgent eccentricity.

The introduction is far too long and far too guarded, apologising to everyone alive and dead before it begins. This sets the tone for the entire book. Fascinating in parts, hinting at the promise of entertaining anecdotes without offering the all important detail and falling short of delivering the goods on occasion . Far too reverent in its approach, teasing the reader with the vaguest details of the families most extreme behaviour . Here lies the dry facts for a gifted and fearless writer to turn into a best seller with film rights. The writer shields the family from any suggestion of impertinence and in so doing so, misses opportunities. A good read none the less!
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- Alison St Pierre

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios