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Released January 1, 1960
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£75.00

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Sir John Betjeman takes an unashamedly nostalgic journey through his earliest memories in this autobiography. Sunny memories of family holidays in Cornwall contrast with the 'shivering doom' of Marlborough College and his ultimately frustrating studies at Oxford.

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Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with two short tears along the bottom of the front cover, and minor chipping to the corners.


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John Betjeman

John Betjeman was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster. He was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture, helping to save St Pancras railway station from demolition. He began his career as a journalist and ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate and a much-loved figure on British television.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings annually presents a John Betjeman award to recognise the repair and conservation of places of worship in England and Wales.

The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People began in 2006 and was open to 10 to 13-year-olds living anywhere in the British Isles (including the Republic of Ireland), with a first prize of £1,000. In 2020, Private Eye reported that the prize was to close after thirteen years.

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Book Condition & Notes

Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with two short tears along the bottom of the front cover, and minor chipping to the corners.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.