Bright Young People

The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age

by D. J. Taylor

Hardcover, 361 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $27 | purchase

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Bright Young People
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The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age
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D. J. Taylor

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A historical assessment of the bohemian socialites of 1920s London traces their half-century dominance over the western world's social scene and the ways in which they inspired the works of such authors as Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford, in an account that also explores their hidden struggles with wartime tragedies and addiction.