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Leaves From My Library: An English Anthology


ISBN13: 9780406176158
ISBN: 0406176159
Published: June 1986
Publisher: Butterworth & Co
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



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Leaves from my Library is a unique anthology of English prose which Lord Denning has himself chosen from his library at his country home at Whitchurch.

The scenes are many and varied, ranging from the trial of the Merchant of Venice to that of the Knave of Hearts... from the decks of Nelson's Victory to the drawing rooms of Jane Austen... from the Pilgrims' gathering at the Tabard Inn to Sir Winston Churchill addressing a nation at war.

Throughout the book Lord Denning punctuates his chosen extracts with an illuminating commentary, setting each piece of prose in its social and historical context. Rather than puting forward a dry collection of literary quotations, Lord Denning's selected anthology, imbued with his very personal style of writing, makes for lively and entertaining reading.