Kathleen and Frank, Volume 1971

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Simon and Schuster, 1972 - Fiction - 510 pages
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Review: Kathleen And Frank

User Review  - Emily Pinto - Goodreads

Ironically, I found this the best of Isherwood's books. At last, he was free to indulge himself in his own personal history (and pre-history) without having to cloak it in fiction. Well-researched, it ... Read full review

Review: Kathleen And Frank

User Review  - David Edmonds - Goodreads

This book draws you in via Kathleen's diaries and Frank's letters from their courtship during the Boer War where Frank served to marriage and Frank's final days at Ypres with Christopher providing a fascinating commentary on his forbears and upbringing. Read full review


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About the author (1972)

Christopher Isherwood, born in Cheshire, England, in 1904, wrote both novels and nonfiction. He was a lifelong friend of W.H. Auden and wrote several plays with him, including Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F6. He lived in Germany from 1928 until 1933 and his writings during this period described the political and social climate of pre-Hitler Germany. Isherwood immigrated to the United States in 1939 and became a U.S. citizen in 1946. He lived in California, working on film scripts and adapting plays for television. The musical Cabaret is based on several of Isherwood's stories and on his play, I Am a Camera. His other works include Mr. Norris Changes Trains, about life in Germany in the early 1930s; Down There on a Visit, an autobiographical novel; and Where Joy Resides, published after his death in 1986.