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A Distant Prospect

(1945)
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A Distant Prospect is the second volume of Lord Berners's perfectly formed, hilarious, and beautifully written memoirs. Berners was a great English eccentric, a composer, novelist, painter and conspicuous aesthete whose friends included Gertrude Stein, Diaghilev and Sitwell. The character of Lord Merlin in Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love is based on Lord Berners, who would dip his pigeons into basins of magenta, green and ultramarine so that when released they resembled, Mitford wrote, 'a cloud of confetti in the sky'. These memoirs are classics of their kind. 'Autobiography of the very finest quality. Having enjoyed in the course of reading it the loudest and longest laughs I have enjoyed in the last two years I am quite incapable of making any critical observations. I found the book enchanting from cover to cover' Compton Mackenzie, Daily Mail



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August 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Distant Prospect
Author(s): Lord Berners
ISBN: 0-297-64343-6 / 978-0-297-64343-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

April 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Distant Prospect
Author(s): Lord Berners
ISBN: 0-7538-1016-6 / 978-0-7538-1016-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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January 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Distant Prospect
Author(s): Lord Gerald Hugh Tyrwitt-Wilson Berners
ISBN: 1-885983-32-8 / 978-1-885983-32-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtle Point Press / Helen Marx Books
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