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Reason Why, The by  Cecil Woodham-Smith - Paperback - First Thus 4th Printing - 1965 - from Fully Booked (SKU: 001109)

Reason Why, The

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Reason Why, The

by Woodham-Smith, Cecil

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Harmondsworth Middlesex: Penguin Books Ltd, 1965. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Spine Slightly Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. BOOK NUMBER: 1278. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cecil Woodham-Smith, author of Florence Nightingale, The Reason Why, and The Great Hunger, was born a FitzGerald of a well-known Irish family. She is married to a London solicitor, and they have two married children and six grandchildren. She has an army background: her father, Colonel James FitzGerald, after retiring from the Indian Army, was Deputy Commissioner for Berar, while her mother's family includes General Sir Thomas Picton who served under Wellington and was killed at Waterloo. Through these connexions she first became interested in the work Miss Nightingale did for the Army in the Crimea and in India. Mrs Woodham-Smith says, "On coming down from Oxford I earned my living writing advertisements. After marriage I did free-lance work, mainly short stories, serials, and totally unsuccessful, plays. As soon as my children were more or less independent I began historical research." While working on the Crimean War for her book on Miss Nightingale she became interested in Lord Lucan and Lord Cardigan, the two remarkable personalities who are the main characters of The Reason Why. Her latest book, The Great Hunger (1962), deals with the great Irish famine of the eighteen-forties, and she is at present working on a two-volume biography of Queen Victoria.. First Thus 4th Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Bookseller Inventory #
001109
Title
Reason Why, The
Author
Woodham-Smith, Cecil
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Thus 4th Printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Place of Publication
Harmondsworth Middlesex
Date published
1965
Keywords
History,Warfare
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History - Warfare;

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