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Hannah Rothschild

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Hannah Rothschild was born on May 22, 1962. She is a documentary film director. Her work includes Frank Auerbach, Walter Sickert, R. B. Kitaj. Relative Values, The Great Picture Chase, The Jazz Baroness, High Society, Mandelson: the Real PM?, and The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious näytä lisää Rothschild. She is a Philanthropist and serves as a trustee of the National Gallery in London, liaison trustee for the Tate Gallery, first woman to chair the National Gallery's board, and also a trustee of The Rothschild Foundation. She is also a co-founder of the charity Artists on Film. Her debut novel is The Improbability of Love. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Improbability of Love (2015) 673 kappaletta
House of Trelawney (2020) 229 kappaletta
High Time: A novel (2023) 40 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Scarlet Pimpernel [1999 TV mini series] (1999) — Producer — 34 kappaletta
Virago Is 40 (2013) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta

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Muut nimet
Brookfield, Hannah Mary Rothschild (married)
London, England, UK
University of Oxford
Film director
Koenigswarter, Pannonica de (great-aunt)
Rothschild, Miriam (great-aunt)
Rothschild, Baron Nathaniel Mayer Victor (great-uncle)
British Broadcasting Corporation
National Gallery
Lyhyt elämäkerta
The Hon. Hannah Rothschild is the eldest child of Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild and his wife Serena Dunn Rothschild. She is a writer and documentary filmmaker and serves on the boards of various philanthropic trusts and museums.

In 1994 she married William Lord Brookfield, with whom she had three children before divorcing.



Of course Hannah Rothschild’s biography of her great aunt Kathleen Annie Pannonica (Rothschild) de Koenigswarter would be fascinating, given its subject. Nica (as she was known) grew up surrounded by tremendous wealth, married then joined her husband fighting with the Free French forces during WWII. In the mid-1950s she settled in New York City, apart from her husband and four of her five children, and established herself as a fixture of the 52nd Street jazz scene. She drove a Bentley, wore fur coats, smoked cigarettes in long holders, and sat at her favorite table in the Five Spot with a Bible in front of her, hollowed out to hide a whiskey flask. Thelonious Monk called her his best friend. Charlie Parker died in her apartment. She took a marijuana rap in Delaware to keep Monk and Charlie Rouse out of jail. She arranged funerals for Sonny Clark and Coleman Hawkins, counted Art Blakey and Barry Harris as lovers, and impressed Archie Shepp with her courage and sense of justice. Others dismissed her as a trollop and an ostentatious groupie. Hannah Rothschild teases out much of what we can know about Nica, without sensationalism or judgment, and presents an exceptional account of an extraordinary life.… (lisätietoja)
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JazzBookJournal | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
It's fun & different. I liked it.
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Hello9876 | 35 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 6, 2024 |
A sprawling, bizarre epic of a novel that somehow only covers a few months of time. Could have used another few rounds of editing to remove a few of the more cliched elements and hackneyed tropes (but then maybe they were all intended, I don't know) but it was certainly interesting to see what the author did with the story, anyway.
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JBD1 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 31, 2023 |
No one warned her that nightmares lurk in the shadows of dreams.
from High Time by Hannah Rothschild

Tomlinson Sleet is an appalling ‘vulgarian,’ motivated by narcissism, greed, and a need for attention—A combination of Scrooge, the Grinch, and a certain politician who will not be named. Sleet has married three wives, possessions who soon lost their luster after he obtained them.

Ayesha is his latest wife, beautiful and young and the mother of his child. But there is someone new on his radar–a gorgeous Albanian crypto-currency guru who lures with dreams of untold wealth. Sleet sees her as the perfect combination of trophy wife and financial gain. She has kept him at arm’s length, demanding he invest millions before she will allows him a few minutes in her presence.

Ayesha was the illegitimate daughter of Enyon Trelawney. She and Sleet are living in Trelawney Castle, her father’s estate. Ayesha has been restoring the castle while working for her art degree. She married Sleet for security, having grown up in the shadows. When Ayesha realizes that Sleet intends to replace her, and that her daughter’s security is threatened, she goes on a quest to guarantee her financial future, hoping to purchase Trelawney Castle and keep it in the family.

Her father’s legitimate heirs resent Ayesha, but as she discovers Sleet’s shady dealings she enlists them to help her bring Sleet down. It is high time that Sleet pays for his mistreatment of others. Her investigations takes us deep into the way money is manipulated and misused.

I do love social comedy, and the Trelawney family is filled with oddball characters from the upper crust. The Countess Clarissa, Enyon’s wife, still occupies the castle. She makes pronouncements about correctness. Imperious and rude, she has fallen in love for the first time. Princess Amelia remarks that in the good, old days, people were born into service, died in service; “now they have such highfalutin ideas.” Ayesha has hired her great-uncle Tony and his sidekick Barty to decorate the Castle; the loveable pair provide comic relief.

Ayesha learns hard lessons but has her gains in a realistic, but satisfying conclusion.

Thanks to A.A. Knopf for a free book.
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nancyadair | Jul 27, 2023 |



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