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The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

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Synopsis:

- The Perfect Summer was named one of the best books of 2007 by The Christian Science Monitor and was a Daily Mail Book Club Choice

- Nicolson is the granddaughter of diplomat and historian Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West, and the daughter of author Nigel Nicolson

Synopsis:

The author of "The Perfect Summer" pieces together colorful personalities, historic moments, and intimate details to create a social history of the two years following the Great War in Britain.

Synopsis:

Juliet Nicolson pieces together colorful personalities, historic moments, and intimate details to create a social history of the two years following the Great War in Britain. Not since Nicolsons The Perfect Summer have we seen an account that so vividly captures a nations psyche at a particular moment in history.

The euphoria of Armistice Day 1918 vaporizes to reveal the carnage that war has left in its wake. But from Britains despair emerges new life. For veterans with faces demolished in the trenches, surgeon Harold Gillies brings hope with his miraculous skin-grafting procedure. Women win the vote, skirt hems leap, and Brits forget their troubles at packed dance halls. The remains of a nameless soldier are laid to rest in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey. “The Great Silence,” observed in memory of the countless dead, halts citizens in silent reverence.

Nicolson crafts her narrative using a lively cast of characters: from an aging butler to a pair of newlyweds, from the Prince of Wales to T.E. Lawrence, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia. The Great Silence depicts a nation fighting the forces that threaten to tear it apart and discovering the common bonds that hold it together.

Synopsis:

Juliet Nicolson pieces together colorful personalities, historic moments, and intimate details to create a social history of the two years following the Great War in Britain. Not since Nicolsons The Perfect Summer have we seen an account that so vividly captures a nations psyche at a particular moment in history.

The euphoria of Armistice Day 1918 vaporizes to reveal the carnage that war has left in its wake. But from Britains despair emerges new life. For veterans with faces demolished in the trenches, surgeon Harold Gillies brings hope with his miraculous skin-grafting procedure. Women win the vote, skirt hems leap, and Brits forget their troubles at packed dance halls. The remains of a nameless soldier are laid to rest in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey. “The Great Silence,” observed in memory of the countless dead, halts citizens in silent reverence.

Nicolson crafts her narrative using a lively cast of characters: from an aging butler to a pair of newlyweds, from the Prince of Wales to T.E. Lawrence, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia. The Great Silence depicts a nation fighting the forces that threaten to tear it apart and discovering the common bonds that hold it together.


Product Details

ISBN:
9780802119445
Author:
Nicolson, Juliet
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Great Britain Social life and customs.
Subject:
Great Britain Social conditions.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of black-and-white illustration
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20.5 oz

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Product details 304 pages Grove Press - English 9780802119445 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , - The Perfect Summer was named one of the best books of 2007 by The Christian Science Monitor and was a Daily Mail Book Club Choice

- Nicolson is the granddaughter of diplomat and historian Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West, and the daughter of author Nigel Nicolson

"Synopsis" by , The author of "The Perfect Summer" pieces together colorful personalities, historic moments, and intimate details to create a social history of the two years following the Great War in Britain.
"Synopsis" by ,
Juliet Nicolson pieces together colorful personalities, historic moments, and intimate details to create a social history of the two years following the Great War in Britain. Not since Nicolsons The Perfect Summer have we seen an account that so vividly captures a nations psyche at a particular moment in history.

The euphoria of Armistice Day 1918 vaporizes to reveal the carnage that war has left in its wake. But from Britains despair emerges new life. For veterans with faces demolished in the trenches, surgeon Harold Gillies brings hope with his miraculous skin-grafting procedure. Women win the vote, skirt hems leap, and Brits forget their troubles at packed dance halls. The remains of a nameless soldier are laid to rest in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey. “The Great Silence,” observed in memory of the countless dead, halts citizens in silent reverence.

Nicolson crafts her narrative using a lively cast of characters: from an aging butler to a pair of newlyweds, from the Prince of Wales to T.E. Lawrence, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia. The Great Silence depicts a nation fighting the forces that threaten to tear it apart and discovering the common bonds that hold it together.

"Synopsis" by ,
Juliet Nicolson pieces together colorful personalities, historic moments, and intimate details to create a social history of the two years following the Great War in Britain. Not since Nicolsons The Perfect Summer have we seen an account that so vividly captures a nations psyche at a particular moment in history.

The euphoria of Armistice Day 1918 vaporizes to reveal the carnage that war has left in its wake. But from Britains despair emerges new life. For veterans with faces demolished in the trenches, surgeon Harold Gillies brings hope with his miraculous skin-grafting procedure. Women win the vote, skirt hems leap, and Brits forget their troubles at packed dance halls. The remains of a nameless soldier are laid to rest in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey. “The Great Silence,” observed in memory of the countless dead, halts citizens in silent reverence.

Nicolson crafts her narrative using a lively cast of characters: from an aging butler to a pair of newlyweds, from the Prince of Wales to T.E. Lawrence, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia. The Great Silence depicts a nation fighting the forces that threaten to tear it apart and discovering the common bonds that hold it together.


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