Trying to Please: A Memoir by John Julius NorwichTrying to Please: A Memoir by John Julius Norwich

Trying to Please: A Memoir

byJohn Julius Norwich

Hardcover | September 1, 2010

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John Julius Norwich's life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich's passions for history, travel, and music have combined with simpler pleasures like friendship and a close family. A remarkable life and a thoroughly enjoyable read.
John Julius Norwich was born on September 15, 1929. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada as a wartime evacuee, at Eton College, and at the University of Strasbourg. He served in the Royal Navy before receiving a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. After graduation, he joined the H. M. Foreign Servic...
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Title:Trying to Please: A MemoirFormat:HardcoverDimensions:425 pages, 9.36 × 6.33 × 1.17 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Axios PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604190310

ISBN - 13:9781604190311

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