Nancy Astor

by Derek Marlowe | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by daffodil-2 of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 7/17/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by daffodil-2 from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
This paperback is a fictional story about a real woman based on a tv series. Nancy Astor, born in Virginia, USA rose to be the first woman in Parliament-"a new and fascinating light on this exceptional woman."

I did start reading this book but couldn't get into it. Reserved for Snoopy56 as I think she may like it.

Journal Entry 2 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (8/14/2019 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book was given to my friend Snoopy56 when we met for lunch and bookswapping today.

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When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 3 by snoopy56 at Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, April 27, 2020
I am a volunteer room guide at Blickling Hall in Norfolk so I am always on the lookout for background to the characters associated with the property. Nancy Astor was a frequent visitor to Blickling in the 1930s after she had formed a close friendship with Phillip Kerr, 11th Lord Lothian and owner of Blickling Hall. The book is described as a novel and there is obviously some dramatisation of certain events and scenarios but it follows closely the story of Nancy’s quite remarkable life. The author implies that Phillip Kerr was hopelessly in love with Nancy. It was certainly under her influence that he converted to the Christian Science faith (Nancy herself having been converted by her adored sister Phyllis). Given that he never married plus Waldorf Astor’s poor health maybe he was holding out hope that they may be able formalise their relationship in the future. In the event it was Phillip Kerr himself who died relatively young at the age of 50.
This book is a fairly light, entertaining read but is a good introduction to a formidable woman.

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