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My Secret Planet - Denis Healey

Michael Joseph, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.

From the cover: “In his bestselling and highly acclaimed autobiography, The Time of My Life, Denis Healey revealed the breadth of his interests and his wide knowledge and appreciation of the arts.

In this book Denis Healey takes the opportunity to dwell on the literary influences that have shaped his life and, by quoting favourite passages and reflecting on how writers and thinkers such as John Buchan, W. B. Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Virginia Woolf, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Traherne, William Blake, W. H. Auden, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Vaughan, Charles Dickens, Ivan Turgenev, Immanuel Kant and John Muir, to name but a few, have helped to develop his thoughts, he has produced a remarkable testament to the development of a formidable and questioning intellect. Those who enjoy discovering new authors will find this book an inspiration.

Ranging through childhood, university, the army, politics, the arts and the mature years of a great statesman, My Secret Planet is a Baedeker to the mind of a politician who has lived through the decisive events of the post-war era and, on many occasions, helped to shape them.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼".

This one has already found a new owner.