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The Baths of Absalom

The Baths of Absalom

by James Pope-Hennessy

Publisher Wingate

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This brilliant, poetic and yet essentially critical little book is neither a tract nor a traveloge. It is the reaction of a humane and liberal mind to the visual and spiritual impact of the islands of Santa Lucia, Dominica and Martinique, which reveals the stagnant state of our oldest British colonies and contrasts it with the more sophisticated squalor of their French neighbour...

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About the Author

James Pope-Hennessy

James Pope Hennessy was a British biographer and travel writer.

Largely owing to his mother's influence, he decided to become a writer and left Oxford in 1937 without taking a degree. He went to work for the Catholic publishers Sheed and Ward as an editorial assistant. While working at the company's offices, in Paternoster Row in London, he worked on his first book, London Fabric, for which he was awarded the Hawthornden Prize. During this period, he was involved in a circle of notable literary figures including Harold Nicolson, Raymond Mortimer and James Lees-Milne.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    With fronispiece by Lucian Frued.

    Minor chipping to dust jacket, and slight lean to spine.

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