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1939: The Last Season of Peace

1939: The Last Season of Peace

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by Angela Lambert

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It was called the London Season, and for three centuries it had been a time of fashionable suppers and brilliant balls that introduced England's most aristocratic and eligible girls to society. Though by 1939 the stately gavottes and minuets had long since given way to waltzes and fox-trots, the cream of young womanhood still curtsied low before the Queen and then

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A clear personal story of an English custom ( the debutants ball and the curtseying before the queen...and coming of age for girls...)and why it was held...and why ended. How a whole way of everyday life for the upper class changed in the few short years of WW2. The royal appearances and outings so routine today are more understandable .... The court now seems far removed from how titled monarchy started ...the battles, wars over the throne to the seemingly serene situation today . To know a country , you must know its background , warts and all. It is rulers who start a war....citizens can only worry, speculate as to what their lives will become and get on with the business of living day by day ....this book shows you what they thought in those last weeks of peace...and what they already knew was happening in Germany.
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