Steveni, Barbara. (1 of 20). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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Steveni, Barbara, 1928- (speaker, female)
Roberts, Melanie, (speaker, female)
Part 1. Description of Barbara Steveni's (BS) birth, earliest memories of Meshed, Persia (Iran), and her parents backgrounds (father of Russian and Swedish origin, mother Irish) and father's career in diplomatic service; description of domestic and social life of British administrators in Iran and India; BS's rheumatic fever as a child; BS's character and activities as a child; description of way of life and incidents in her childhood in India; contrast between BS and her sister in attitudes to western and eastern cultures; experience of racial differences in India and Britain.