A remarkable, truthful and vivid evocation of childhood, from the author of 'Stet', 'After A Funeral', 'Don't Look At Me Like That' and 'Instead Of A Letter'.
Diana Athill has written three memoirs which have been acclaimed as classics for their insight, candour and wit. Here she goes back to the beginning, in a sharp evocation of a childhood unfashionably filled with happiness - a Norfolk country house, servants, the pleasures of horses, the unfolding secrets of adults and sex.
This is England in the 1920s, seen (with a clear and unsentimental eye) from the vantage point of England in 2001. It was a privileged and loving life: but did it equip her to be happy?
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2003
- 129 x 198mm