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1 Cazalet-Keir, Thelma From the Wings - An Autobiography
London The Bodley Head 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR WITH DEDICATION ' To Joan Chidson with best wishes' to half title page. Gold title on green boards which have a little wear to lower edges and one minor very small mark to front else clean, tight and unmarked. Internally there is an inscription to Joan (related to the adressee) to front endpaper, a touch of light foxing to endpapers and fore edge else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has some wear and marks with some loss to lower front and is not price clipped and is in a protective cover. Coloured frontispiece portrait by Augustus John and 23 illustrations. Thelma Cazalet-Keir's (1899-1989) chief ambition, when very young, was to become a Member of Parliament, and she fulfilled this in 1931 when she became M.P. for East Islington, a considerable triumph for the time. During her career she has been, among other things, a tennis player of notable standard, a devoted market gardener, an active member of the Arts Council, and a Governor of the BBC. In politics she was outspoken on matter of education and equal rights for women, and her fierce campaign for equal pay led to the only advers vote in Churchill's wartime government, but in spite of this Churchill made her a junior minister in 1945. She was close to the Lloyd George family, and in 1939 married well known author and journalist, David Keir. Through her mother and brother, Victor, she became a trusted friend not only of politicians, but also of writers and artists such as Rudyard Kipling, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Walpole, H.G. Wells, P.G. Wodehouse, Elizabeth Russell and Augustus John. **** A SCARCE SIGNED COPY **** 
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