Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940
Publish date: 2007
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Pages no: 322
Edition language: English
Throughout much of the 1920s, Londoners had a front-row seat to the antics of a small group of socialites about town. These young men and women staged lavish parties, disrupted activities with scavenger hunts and other stunts, and provided fodder for gossip columnists and cartoonists. This group, du...
I thoroughly enjoyed this moving and informative account of the 1920s British band of pleasure-seeking bohemians and blue blooded socialites that comprised the "Bright Young People".D.J. Taylor's fascinating book explores the main events and the key players, throughout the 1920s, 1930s, World War Tw...
Considering my obsession with this period in history, and some of its tenants, I cannot believe it took me so long to find this book. I have heard, anecdotally, of the Bright Young People but I knew little about their specifics. Even with this marvelous history as a guide, they are still a fluid, am...