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Ritchie, Charles 1906-1995

Overview
Works: 23 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 1,434 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Poetry  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D413.R57, B
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Love's civil war : Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie, letters and diaries, 1941-1973 by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love affair between writer Elizabeth Bowen & Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie blossomed after their first meeting in 1941 & continued over the next 30 years until Bowen's death in 1973. When Ritchie's diplomatic career took him far afield, the lovers wrote to one another continuously, sharing their longing to be together again
An alphabet of saints by Robert Hugh Benson( Book )

20 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diplomatic passport : more undiplomatic diaries, 1946-1962 by Charles Ritchie( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While giving an account of his Diplomatic Services career, Ritchie gives the reader glimpses of world figures
The siren years : a Canadian diplomat abroad, 1937-1945 by Charles Ritchie( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ritchie, one of Canada's most distinguished diplomats, was a born diarist, a man whose daily record of his life is so well written that it leaps from the page. In wartime England, Ritchie, as Second Secretary at the Canadian High Commission, served as private secretary to Vincent Massey, whose second-in-command was Lester B. Pearson, future prime minister of Canada. In a perfect position to observe both statecraft and the London social whirl that continued even during the war, Ritchie provides a fascinating, perceptive, and (surprisingly) humorous picture of the London Blitz ' the people in the parks, the shabby streets, the heightened love affairs ' and the vagaries of the British at war. There are also glimpses of the great, and portraits of noted artists and writers that he knew well. A vivid document of a period and a wonderful piece of writing, The Siren Years has become a classic. From the Trade Paperback edition
The siren years : a canadian diplomate abroad 1937-1945 (by) charles ritchie by Charles Ritchie( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appetite for life : the education of a young diarist, 1924-1927 by Charles Ritchie( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of the author's memoirs deals with his youth in Halifax and his career at Oxford -- the years when Charles Ritchie turned from a callow, blundering youth into a callow, blundering young man
Gemini G.E.L. : recent prints and sculpture by Charles M Ritchie( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My grandfather's house : scenes of childhood and youth by Charles Ritchie( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this book, Charles Ritchie looks back at some of the characters that peopled his childhood and youth, in the years before his brilliant career in Canada's diplomatic corps began. In these essays we are introduced to his uncles, Harry "Bimbash" Stewart and the dashing, doomed Charlie Stewart; to his indomitable mother; to his mad cousin Gerald; to the newspaper tycoon Lord Beaverbrook; to his college friend Billy Coster, who threw away wealth and a secure future; and to a host of others. With his usual unerring eye and elegant prose, Charles Ritchie brings them all to life again, with affection and wit. From the Trade Paperback edition
Storm signals : more undiplomatic diaries, 1962-1971 by Charles Ritchie( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the fourth volume of selections from his delightfully wise and witty diaries, we see Charles Ritchie, the seasoned (but never stuffy) diplomat, in his last two major postings -- as Canadian Ambassador to Washington and as Canadian High Commissioner to London. Full of anecdotes rather than briefing papers (was JFK really "shooing" the new Canadian ambassador out of his office?), Ritchie's diaries are at their amusing best
Canadian domestic diplomacy by Charles Ritchie( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Love's civil war : Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie, letters and diaries, 1941-1973
Alternative Names
Charles Ritchie Canadese diplomaat

Charles Ritchie Canadian diplomat and diarist

Charles Stewart Almon Ritchie kanadischer Diplomat

Ritchie, C.

Ritchie, Charles

Ritchie, Charles 1906-

Ritchie, Charles Stewart Almon

Ritchie, Charles Stewart Almon 1906-1995

Languages
English (95)

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Diplomatic passport : more undiplomatic diaries, 1946-1962An appetite for life : the education of a young diarist, 1924-1927Diplomatic passport : more undiplomatic diaries, 1946-1962Storm signals : more undiplomatic diaries, 1962-1971Love's civil war : Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie, letters and diaries, 1941-1973My grandfather's house : scenes of childhood and youthUndiplomatic diaries, 1937-1971