I Am Given a Castle: The Memoirs of Michael Saunders Watson :: Michael Watson Saunders soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Hindrigham: JJG Publishing, 2008, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs (plates); Colour photographs (plates); Maps; Illustrated lining papers; Chapter headpieces; Frontispiece;
From the cover: A naval officer is offered a castle, a village and a 4,000 acre estate with no strings attached. Hooray! Its like winning the pools!
But is it as simple as that? Is he exchanging certainty for uncertainty? Is there a future for great houses? Is he right to abandon a profession for one about which he knows nothing? Michael Saunders Watson hesitated -but only for a moment. The challenge was irresistible.
The pathways which opened up and crisscross this extraordinary personal memoir are not just unusual; they must be unique for a non-politician at such a crucial chairmanship level.
Neal Ascherson w…
Introduction by: Tam Dalyell
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the lower edge of the dust wrapper. Light knock to the foot of the upper board. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xi) 268 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Biography catalogue?