A Year to Remember: A Reminiscence of 1931

A Year to Remember A Reminiscence of None

  • Title: A Year to Remember: A Reminiscence of 1931
  • Author: Alec Waugh
  • ISBN: B0062N37VI
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    • Nigeyb says:

      This is a wonderful book and a real delight for anyone interested in the 1930s, and the English artistic and literary scene of that era. Alec Waugh has a warm and chatty style, and it's no wonder that he was able to make friends easily and that many of these friendships were lifelong. Alec Waugh wrote this book in the mid 1970s, towards the end of his life, and it is about the year he would most like to be able to live again - 1931. Looking back Alex decided that 1930 marked the end of the post- [...]

    • Susan says:

      As he approached old age, Alec Waugh asked himself an interesting question - which year would he most like to live again. In his case, he thought of 1931. It was a year when he was single (he married the following year), but had two love affairs. A year when nothing terribly important happened to him, but one which perhaps summed up the excitement of those years between the wars, with travel, parties and work. It is fair to say that not many people living during the depression had the kind of no [...]

    • Greg says:

      This book has a lot of valuable information/rules about the craft of writing.One's mind or mood is critical in appreciating a book, which is why my interest decreased towards the end. Not the fault of the writing. Still, I got slightly bored with the freewheeling, promiscuous lifestyle of that privileged class of people, which to me seems a bit vacuous, for all their sophistication and style, I couldn't engage with them. What is of eternal interest is the descriptions of the history of that peri [...]

    • Val says:

      Few events of great significance happened in 1931. (It was the year the depression hit the UK, but that is not dwelt on.) I have never heard of most of the people Alec Waugh mentions. I ought not to have found this book very interesting. I did because of the warm and friendly way in which it is written. Alec Waugh was a likeable man, who has written a likeable memoir of a watershed year for the UK and himself.There is an irritating problem with the ebook version, the 3's are often changed to 5's [...]

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