By David Pryce-Jones

Born in Vienna in 1936, David Pryce-Jones is the son of the well known author and editor of the Times Literary Supplement Alan Pryce-Jones and Therese “Poppy” Fould-Springer. He grew up in a sophisticated mixture of industrialists, bankers, squaddies, and playboys on each side of a kin, embodying the fault traces of the identify: “not fairly Jewish and never rather Christian, now not rather Austrian and never relatively French or English, no longer relatively heterosexual and never fairly gay, socially traditional yet no longer rather secure.”

Graduating from Magdalen collage, Oxford, David Pryce-Jones served as Literary Editor of the monetary occasions and the Spectator, a battle correspondent for the day-by-day Telegraph, and Senior Editor of nationwide evaluation. Fault traces — a memoir that spans Europe, the US, and the center East and encompasses figures starting from Somerset Maugham to Svetlana Stalin to Elie de Rothschild — has the storytelling energy of Pryce-Jones’s quite a few novels and non-fiction books, and is perceptive and poignant testimony to the fortunes and misfortunes of the current age.

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