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The Resource The house in France : a memoir, Gully Wells

The house in France : a memoir, Gully Wells

Label
The house in France : a memoir
Title
The house in France
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Gully Wells
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in Provence, London, and New York: a daughter's wonderfully evocative and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather--Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher--and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything. Gully Wells takes us into the heart of London's liberated intellectual inner circle of the 1960s. Here are Alan Bennett, Isaiah Berlin, Iris Murdoch, Bertrand Russell, Jonathan Miller, Martin Amis, Christopher Hitchens, Robert Kennedy, and later in New York Mayor Lindsay and Mike Tyson . . . her mother as a television commentator earning a reputation for her outspoken style and progressive views . . . her stepfather, an icon in the world of twentieth-century philosophy, proving himself as prodigious a womanizer as he was a thinker. And throughout, there is La Migoua, the house in France, on a hill between Toulon and Marseilles, where her parents and their friends came together and where Gully herself learned some of the long-lasting lessons of a life well-lived. A dazzling portrait of a woman who 'caught the spirit of the sixties' and one of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century, drawn from the vivid memory of the child who adored them both."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
395150
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Gully
Dewey number
920.0421
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA684.2
LC item number
.W45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wells, Dee
  • Ayer, A. J.
  • Journalists
  • Philosophers
  • Intellectuals
  • Celebrities
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Provence (France)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The house in France : a memoir, Gully Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
812706
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307269805
Lccn
2011003424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780307269805
Label
The house in France : a memoir, Gully Wells
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
812706
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307269805
Lccn
2011003424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780307269805

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