This time next year we'll be laughing : a memoir / Jacqueline Winspear.

By: Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Soho, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Description: 303 pages : illustration ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781641292696; 1641292695Other title: This time next year we will be laughingSubject(s): Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- -- Childhood and youth | Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- -- Family | Authors, English -- 21st century -- Biography | Working class families -- England -- 20th century -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biography. | Autobiographies. | Biographies.DDC classification: 823/.92 | B LOC classification: PR6123.I575 | Z46 2020Summary: "After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating family memories as her paternal grandfather's shellshock, her mother's evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents' years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline's own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing is the story of a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory"-- Provided by publisher
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"After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating family memories as her paternal grandfather's shellshock, her mother's evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents' years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline's own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing is the story of a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory"-- Provided by publisher

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