Bad Blood (4th Estate Matchbook Classics)

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From a childhood of gothic proportions in a vicarage on the Welsh borders, through adolescence, leaving herself teetering on the brink of the 1960's, Lorna Sage vividly and wittily brings to life a vanished time and place and illuminates the lives of three generations of women.

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ISBN-13: 9781841150437
ISBN-10: 1841150436
Pagini: 288
Ilustrații: 15 b/w illus, (integrated b&w photos)
Dimensiuni: 129 x 196 x 27 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Ediția: 20th Anniversary Edition edition
Editura: HarperCollins Publishers
Colecția 4th Estate Matchbook Classics
Seriile 4th Estate Matchbook Classics , Waterstones Reading the 21st Century

Locul publicării: United Kingdom

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Lorna Sage was a professor of English at the University of East Anglia. Her previous books include Women in the House of Fiction, The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, and a short monograph on Angela Carter. Lorna Sage died in Januray 2001

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“The bad blood had missed a generation. You’re just like your grandfather, my mother said.”
Blood trickles down through every generation, seeps into every marriage. An international bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Biography Award, Bad Blood is a tragicomic memoir of one woman’s escape from a claustrophobic childhood in post–World War II Britain and the story of three generations of a family—its triumphs and its darkest secrets.
With wit and a dose of self-deprecating humor, Sage’s prose brings to life in vivid detail a period—the 1940s and 1950s—that continues to influence and shape society in the twenty-first century. As a portrait of a family and a young girl’s place in it, Bad Blood is unsurpassed.


“In Bad Blood, [Sage] has written a classic.” — New York Review of Books
“Magnificent. . . . A superb memoir of a daughter of the 1950s who got knocked up, but not knocked down.” — Maureen Corrigan, National Public Radio's Fresh Air
“Deeply affecting and beautifully written.” — People
“An award-winning memoir of courageous escape.” — Harper's Bazaar
“Extraordinary… Should stand out for its combination of powerful writing, wicked black humor and social history.” — Publishers Weekly Daily
“Shockingly frank, but also witty, passionate, and utterly lacking self-pity — and surprisingly uplifting.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Deserves special notice… The intensely personal story will resonate with more than just Anglophiles.” — Booklist
“Deserves to become a classic.” — The Independent (London)