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Signatures by David Pryce-Jones

Signatures: Literary Encounters of a Lifetime

David Pryce-Jones

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Imprint: Encounter Books,USA
Publisher: Encounter Books,USA
Publication date: 14 May 2020
ISBN: 9781641770903

"In this book, David Pryce-Jones discusses a collection of works personally given to him by famous authors"--

4 stars out of 5
Frederic Raphael
14 Jun 2020

"The sheer range provides evidence of wide culture and linguistic versatility, both of which are lightly worn here"

Signatures bulges with sharp, rarely hostile reminiscences, retailed with an insider’s relish. Rebecca West’s scornful ‘come-and-get-me’ response to a seemingly serious murder threat made by the PLO takes the palm for dignified superbe. ‘I cannot be word-perfect’, David writes, ‘but her answer was along the lines that she had lived a full and rewarding life, had only old age to look forward to, the dear boy should be sure to load his gun and come to the right floor, she would leave the door open for him.’