This is the autobiography of Lord Weidenfeld, who arrived in Britain as a penniless Jewish refugee and rose through the ranks of high society to become one of the best-known figures in publishing, politics and the grandest drawing rooms.
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George Weidenfeld escaped Nazi Vienna and arrived in Britain as a penniless refugee at the age of nineteen. In this autobiography he conjures up a vivid picture of his assimilation into English society, the evolution of the book publishing firm of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, his one-year sabbatical as political advisor to President Weizmann of Israel and his close association with Harold Wilson.
During the last sixty years, George Weidenfeld's extraordinary breadth of interests and ideas, combined with his gift for friendship, has brought him into contact with many of the fascinating people of the postwar era. A cultural impresario of legend, his sharply perceptive observations about the many and varied experiences of his political, social and professional lives make this a fascinating cultural history as well as a riveting autobiography.
‘'Remembering My Good Friends' is a real curate's of rabbi's egg of a book, but the things in it are good in the moral and uplifting sense, and good in the sense of being unputdownable’
GREY GOWRIE,' Daily Telegraph '
‘The enormous portrait gallery mounted in this book will intrigue all observers of the contemporary world’
RAYMOND CARR,' Sunday Telegraph '
‘One of the finest volumes of memoirs I have ever read’
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Book Description HarperCollins (USA), 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002158566