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Title:
Past forgetting : a memoir of heroes, adventure, love and life with Fitzroy Maclean
Author:
Maclean, Veronica, 1920-2005.
Publication Information:
London : Review, 2003.
Physical Description:
374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits ; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 2002.

Includes index.

Geneal. tables on lining papers.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780755310258
Format :
Book

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Summary

Veronica MacLean was born in the 1920s in the Scottish Highlands to the illustrious Fraser family and married the diplomat and politician Sir Fitzroy Maclean. Past Forgetting is the story of her life played out against the dramatic social, political, and diplomatic history of the 20th century. From her acquaintance with the Kennedys, Bushes, and the Astors to her friendships with Belloc, John Singer Sargent, and Freya Stark, the autobiography also charts her journeys overland to China, Persia, and Yugoslavia, her lecture tours in America, and her medical mission to the Balkans in the late 1990s.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
1. Beaufortp. 1
2. Bloodstockp. 15
3. Youthp. 31
4. Beaufort Againp. 53
5. L'Age Ingratp. 69
6. Coming Outp. 82
7. Waiting for Warp. 93
8. War: Pinner and Painp. 105
9. The Maginot Linep. 113
10. Alan Ip. 120
11. Alan IIp. 143
12. A New Lifep. 167
13. Settling Downp. 182
14. Mac-Miss Twop. 194
15. Titop. 206
16. Back Homep. 211
17. Stalin's Letterp. 218
18. Farewell Austerityp. 221
19. Learning to Travelp. 226
20. Secret Journey to the Turkish Coastp. 243
21. Make and Breakp. 249
22. Strachurp. 254
23. A Very Damp Dukep. 266
24. Big Children, Big Worriesp. 275
25. Americap. 286
26. The Other Super-Powerp. 298
27. Korculap. 307
28. Tito's Last Yearsp. 315
29. Letting Go and Taking Onp. 320
30. Our Last Great Journeyp. 328
31. Mercy Mission to Korculap. 336
32. Sarajevop. 343
33. Bonnie Prince Charliep. 349
34. Surprisesp. 352
35. Losing Beaufortp. 354
36. Valep. 358
Envoip. 359
Indexp. 360