I found biographies of Georges Simenon (1903-1989), Ivor Novello (1893-1951) and Margery Allingham (1904-1966), the latter which I had already read, but didn't wish to see it disappear. Also, The Nehrus and the Gandhis: an Indian Dynasty (beginning with Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964) and The Letters of Nancy Mitford (1904-1973).
Another book, the Fall of the Vanderbilts (Consuelo's family), spans the lives of "The Commodor" born 1794 through "Mrs (Grace Wilson) Vanderbilt" who died in 1953. Also, Gladys, the Duchess of Marlborough (after Consuelo divorced the same Duke).
Finally, two autobiographies, written by Adeline Yen Mah (born 1937, China) and Mathilde Kschessinska (1872-1971) (Russian ballerina). I don't usually do autobiographies, but these were too exotic to pass up.
|Her Serene Highness|
On one hand, I think I hit the jackpot, for a grand total of £3.75! On the other, I'm horrified at what the library is discarding. I worry that one day I'll only find biographies of Posh Spice and Katie Price and I'll sadly find myself agreeing with Bill's views about the waste of public money on free libraries. One thing is for sure, the library's is the best sale I've ever encountered!