Fallodon Papers

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Arcole Publishing, 1 dic 2018 - 97 páginas
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A slim volume of essays by Viscount Grey of Fallodon, first published in 1926, this book is a collection of seven addresses he gave on subjects such as reading, nature, and public life. The essays range from 1919-1924.

In these stimulating and delightful papers, written at his ancestral home at Fallodon in Northumberland, England’s foreign minister tells of those aspects of life from which he drew refreshment and lasting pleasure. Included is his famous essay on “The Fly-Fisherman,” which appeared in this book for the first time in 1926.

The Viscount’s essays were presented as lectures and as he was unable to read from a manuscript, owing to poor eyesight, he delivered his thoughts with no notes at all, relying on a shorthand writer to record the words for print.

Full essay list: “The Pleasure of Reading;” “Pleasure in Outdoor Nature;” “Recreation;” “Some Thoughts on Public Life;” “Waterfowl at Fallodon;” “The Fly-Fisherman;” “Wordsworth’s ‘Prelude’.”

Beautifully illustrated throughout with art deco woodcuts.

An unmissable addition to any World War I library.

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Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, KG, PC, DL, FZS (1862-1933), better known as Sir Edward Grey prior to his elevation to the peerage he was the 3rd Baronet Grey of Fallodon, was a British Liberal statesman and the main force behind British foreign policy in the era of the First World War.

An adherent of the “New Liberalism”, he served as foreign secretary from 1905-1916, the longest continuous tenure of any person in that office. He is probably best remembered for his “the lamps are going out” remark on 3 August 1914 on the outbreak of the First World War. He signed the Sykes-Picot Agreement on 16 May 1916 and ennobled that same year, he was Ambassador to the United States between 1919-1920 and Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords between 1923-1924.

Grey was born on April 25, 1862, the eldest of the seven children of Colonel George Henry Grey and Harriet Jane Pearson, daughter of Charles Pearson. His grandfather Sir George Grey, 2nd Baronet of Fallodon, was also a prominent Liberal politician, while his great-grandfather Sir George Grey, 1st Baronet of Fallodon, was the third son of Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey, and the younger brother of Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey.

He attended Temple Grove School from 1873-1876 and later, following his father’s death in 1874, Winchester College. He attended Balliol College, Oxford in 1880 to read Literae Humaniores, graduating with a Second Class honours degree in Honour Moderations. In 1882, his grandfather died and he inherited a baronet’s title, an estate of about 2,000 acres (8.1 km2), and a private income. Returning to the University of Oxford in the autumn of 1883, Grey switched to studying jurisprudence (law) and graduated with Third Class honours.

He died in Fallodon, Northumberland on November 18, 1928, aged 71.

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