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The Crichel Boys

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472132482

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 3rd March 2022

Genre: Humanities / History


Laura Freeman, The Times
Very entertaining . . . the preservation of old houses, a cause with which many of the leading characters were involved one way or another, is skilfully used as a running theme in a book that, with a fine balance between nostalgia and clear-sightedness, commemorates a privileged world long since vanished.
Peter Parker, Spectator
Highly evocative . . . a portrait of an enchanted world
Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Daily Mail
The Crichel boys . . . left behind merely a memory of charm, kindness and generosity, to which Fenwick pays a tender tribute
Financial Times
A rich, luscious account of a postwar Britain that often gets lost
Mail on Sunday
Fenwick, it must be said, is very much at home in this somewhat rarefied milieu, writes perceptively about the quartet's achievements and is sensitive to some of the problems caused by having four neurotic personalities intermittently at large under a single roof
D. J. Taylor, Literary Review
Absorbing new history
Alexander Larman, Observer
Fenwick gives us some fascinating vignettes of the often downplayed cultural life of post-war Britain
The Lady