Now browsing in: BIOGRAPHY General biographies More Was Lost

More Was Lost

by Perenyi, Eleanor paperback , 288 pages
ISBN:
Publisher:
Publication date:
Origin:
  9781590179499 
The New York Review of Books, Inc 
21/04/2016 
United States 

(0.00 points)
Rate and/or review
  in stock - Usually despatched within 48 hours or you can collect in store today, but please, call the shop before coming or wait for our confirmation.
HUF 6,930
- 10 %

HUF 6,240
Add to Basket
Reserve
Best known for her classic book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden, Eleanor Perényi led a worldly life before settling down in Connecticut. More Was Lost is a memoir of her youth abroad, written in the early days of World War II, after her return to the United States. In 1937, at the age of nineteen, Perényi falls in love with a poor Hungarian baron and in short order acquires both a title and a struggling country estate at the edge of the Carpathians. She throws herself into this life with zeal, learning Hungarian and observing the invisible order of the Czech rule, the resentment of the native Ruthenians, and the haughtiness of the dispossessed Hungarians. In the midst of massive political upheaval, Perényi and her husband remain steadfast in their dedication to their new life, an alliance that will soon be tested by the war. With old-fashioned frankness and wit, Perényi recounts this poignant tale of how much was gained and how much more was lost.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

by: Lawrence, T. E.

Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.

HUF 1,980
- 10 %

HUF 1,785 in stock
Add to Basket OR Click& Collect

It's So Easy (and Other Lies)

by: McKagan, Duff

'It's So Easy (and Other Lies)' is the explosive autobiography of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bass guitarist Duff McKagan.

HUF 4,950
- 10 %

HUF 4,455 in stock
Add to Basket OR Click& Collect

Elizabeth Woodville

by: Baldwin, David

Elizabeth Woodville is undoubtedly a historical character whose life no novelist would ever have dared invent. In this revealing account of Elizabeth's life David Baldwin sets out to tell the story of this complex and intriguing woman.

HUF 4,950
- 10 %

HUF 4,455 in stock
Add to Basket OR Click& Collect

The Life of Samuel Johnson

by: Boswell, James

A group portrait of a brilliant circle, at the centre of which Boswell captures the powerful, troubled and witty figure of Samuel Johnson. The book is also an intimate picture of domestic life, which mingles the greatest talkers of a talkative age...

HUF 7,430
- 10 %

HUF 6,690 in stock
Add to Basket OR Click& Collect