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Trumpets from the Steep

Lady Diana Cooper's Autobiography, Volume III

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02 July 2018
Biography; Autobiography: general; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
The third volume of Diana Cooper's witty, gossipy and brilliant autobiography – the perfect evocation of glittering high society in the aftermath of the Second World War

This last volume of Lady Diana Cooper's memoirs covers the years of the Second World War and its aftermath, when her husband Duff Cooper served as Minister of Information and then in various diplomat posts around the world. We accompany the Coopers on their travels from the Dorchester Hotel during the breathless days of the Blitz, to a happy sojourn farming in Sussex, to Singapore and Algiers and eventual retirement to France, all told with Diana's unique perspective and enchanting style.
By:   Diana Cooper
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   244g
ISBN:   9781784873028
ISBN 10:   1784873020
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   02 July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lady Diana Cooper was born on 29 August 1892. She married Alfred Duff Cooper, DSO., who became one of the Second Word War's key politicians. Her startling beauty resulted in her playing the lead in two silent films and then Max Reinhardt's The Miracle. In 1944, following the Liberation of Paris, the couple moved into the British Embassy, Paris. They then retired to a house at Chantilly just outside Paris. After Duff's death in 1954 Diana remained there till 1960, when she moved back to London. She died in 1986.

Reviews for Trumpets from the Steep: Lady Diana Cooper's Autobiography, Volume III

She wrote three volumes of autobiography...books which are likely to hold their interest for a long time to come * The Times * Lady Diana was no ordinary upper-class English rose: She was perhaps the first person from such a background to go on the stage, wowing audiences on both sides of the Atlantic * Washington Times * Admired and adored as a classic beauty and first-division socialite during the frivolous Twenties and Thirties, Lady Diana was one of the last survivors of the set which revolved around the Prince of Wales and Mrs Simpson * The Times * One of the glittering social personalities of an era of wealth and privilege, combining as she did exceptional grace and beauty with verve and a nature of deep and intense feeling * The Times *

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