This was recommended to me a while ago and I wasn’t interested, but then it was selected by my book club and I am glad it was I really enjoyed it. I think what gave me the most enjoyment was Mr De Waal’s writing style – he has a lovely personal anecdotal style. 264 wood [...]
Category Archive for 'Memoir'
I saw Jennifer Byrne interview Jeanette Winterson about this book and I was keen to read it. Here is the synopsis … In 1985 Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents. The girl is supposed to grow up [...]
I’ve read Mariana (the Persephone edition), which I enjoyed, so when a friend lent me this I was keen to try it. Here’s the blurb … What does a young, well-off English woman do with herself when she’s thrown out of acting school and is tired of being a debutante? Well, if you’re Monica Dickens, you [...]
I read about this book on another blog ( http://dovegreyreader.typepad.com/dovegreyreader_scribbles/2010/03/the-girl-on-the-wall-0ne-lifes-rich-tapestry-jean-baggott.html) and thought it sounded interesting. It’s fascintating for some many different reasons; the social history, the embroidery skills, etc. Here’s the blurb … Jean Baggott is ‘the girl on the wall’ – a 1948 photograph taken of her when she was eleven – whose [...]