|Plot Summary of Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond|
|"The book is a memoir about the charming and eccentric Bocock, an esteemed resident of Richmond, Virginia well-known for her preservationist and conservationist efforts. Bocock revitalized Richmond by "never asking permission" when it came to preserving Richmond's historic and natural treasures. The book was written by Bocock's daughter, Mary Buford Hitz.
Bocock was a member of one of Richmond's most prominent families, the Scotts, but she was an atypical Southern grand dame. Her independence and her refusal to back down in the face of opposition from big business, politicians and other foes made her an unforgettable character to all who crossed her path. Despite her stubbornness, she is remembered best for the charm, wit and grace with which she won over her opponents.
As a Southern woman who stepped out of the traditional role she was expected to play, a community leader committed to preserving the unique historic treasures of her hometown, and a conservationist and environmentalist ahead of her time, Bocock is a fascinating and inspiring character, and none could paint her in full color better than her daughter does in this lively memoir. "
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|Review Analysis of Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond|
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- woman's story
ethnic of society (outside)
- American (south)
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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