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  • 1939 : THE LAST SEASON

    1939 : THE LAST SEASON
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    ISBN: 9780753816721
    Title: 1939 : THE LAST SEASON
    Author: DE COURCY ANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Season of 1939 brought all those 'in Society' to London. The young debutante daughters of the upper classes were presented to the King and Queen to mark their acceptance into the new adult world of their parents. They sparkled their way through a succession of balls and parties and sporting events. The Season brought together influential people not only from Society but also from Government at the various events of the social calendar. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain chaperoned his debutante niece to weekend house parties; Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, lunched with the Headmaster of Eton; Cabinet Ministers encountered foreign Ambassadors at balls in the houses of the great hostesses. As the hot summer drew on, the newspapers filled with ever more ominous reports of the relentless progress towards war. There was nothing to do but wait - and dance. The last seaon of peace was nearly over.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $22.99

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