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Perfume from Provence By Winifred Fortescue

Perfume from Provence
by Winifred Fortescue

Sir John and Lady Fortescue lost nearly all their money in the stockmarket crash of 1929. Selling what little they had left, they bought a tumbledown cottage in Provence, where they settled. This is a reissue of Lady Fortescue's account of their experiences. It was first published in 1935.
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Winifred Fortescue was born in Suffolk in 1888. At the age of 17 she decided to help the family's ailing resources by taking a career on the stage, and starred in a number of productions. In 1914 she married John Fortescue, the King's Librarian and Archivist, and in spite of a huge age difference theirs was an exceptionally happy marriage. The couple lost nearly all their money in the stockmarket crash of 1929. Selling what little they had left, they bought a tumbledown cottage high on a mountain outside Grasse in Provence, where they settled for life among the Provencals - with all the trials and tribulations of sulky workmen, flamboyant villagers and learning to drive Provence-style - and with all the pleasures that their new-found neighbours and way of life brought them. Lady Fortescue's account of their life in Provence, where she died in 1951, was first published in 1935. This reissue retains the drawings of E.H. Shepard, the "Winnie the Pooh" illustrator.

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Sku
GOR002844227
Title
Perfume from Provence
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
0552994790
ISBN 13
9780552994798
Prizes
N/A
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