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The House in France: A Memoir
 
 
Author
Gully Wells.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780307269805
Pages/Publication Date 307/2011
Daedalus Item Code 33385
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Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter's bright and witty memoir of her mother, rebellious American journalist Dee Wells, and her stepfather A.J. Ayer, the worldly Oxford philosopher, and the life they lived at the center of what seemed the whole world. Gully Wells takes us into intellectual London in the 1960s, meeting Isaiah Berlin, Iris Murdoch, Bertrand Russell, Martin Amis, Christopher Hitchens, and Robert Kennedy; later, in New York, it's Mayor John Lindsay, Mike Tyson, and lingerie king Fernando SŠnchez. Woven throughout Wells's memory is La Migoua, the old farmhouse in France, where her parents and their friends came together every year, and where Gully herself learned enduring lessons.

"This is a superbly entertaining memoir full of delicious anecdote, witty portraiture, and unexpected pathos. I have been dining out for weeks on stories stolen from this volume.''óZoŽ Heller

 
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