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Titel: Exiled Collector
Verlag: John Murray Publishers
Einband: Soft cover
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The poignant story of William Bankes, pioneering traveller and collector, who spent his life in exile, furnishing a house in which he could never live. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0719565715
Inhaltsangabe: On August 30th 1841 William John Bankes, former Tory MP, pioneer Egyptologist and renowned traveller, was caught in compromising circumstances with a guardsman in London's Green Park. Faced with the death penalty, he fled to exile in Venice, leaving forever his beloved house, Kingston Lacy in Dorset. It was the vicarious embellishment of this house that was to be his only enduring passion. Brilliantly written and highly readable, The Exiled Collector is the first ever biography of William Bankes, recounting his dramatic life story. It examines the psychology of collecting, the pain and creativity of exile and affords a revealing insight into the minds of a hypocritical ruling elite in early Victorian Britain.
Über den Autor: Anne Sebba is a biographer, journalist and former Reuters foreign correspondent. She has written five books including the best-selling Mother Teresa: Beyond the Image and Laura Ashley: a Life by Design. She lives in London.
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