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1 Carpenter, Humphrey Benjamin Britten - A Biography
London Faber and Faber 1992 0571143245 / 9780571143245 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. x + 680 pages. 96 illustrations. Map of part of the Suffolk coast. This is the long awaited full-scale biography of one of the greatest composers and musicians of the 20th century. Working independently but with the full co-operation of Britten's estate, HumphreyCarpenter has used Britten's diaries, letters and manuscripts, as well as the recollections of people who were drawn into Britten's world, to create an enthralling narrative. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.34 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 Carpenter, Humphrey Robert Runcie - The Reluctant Archbishop
London Hodder and Stoughton 1996 0340571071 / 9780340571071 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small mark left by sticky label removal from front pastedown) with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. x + 401 pages. 31 illustrations. Robert Runcie the 102nd Archbishop of Canterbury, invited Humphrey Carpenter to be his biographer in his closing months as Archbishop of Canterbury. It triggered a sequence of meetings over four years in which, playing Boswell to Runcie's Johnson, Carpenter reveals the man behind the office and, through many focuses, draws a picture of an archbishop grappling with eventful times for the relations of Church to state. Runcie's archbishopric saw the first visit of a Pope to British soil, the Falklands War, and his own peace envoy, Terry Waite, being taken hostage in Beirut. It saw him at odds with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and criticised by factions within the Anglican hierarchy. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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