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Alfred and Emily

Label
Alfred and Emily
Title
Alfred and Emily
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The first book after Doris' Nobel Prize takes her back to her childhood in Southern Africa and the lives, both fictional and factual, that her parents lead. 'I think my father's rage at the trenches took me over, when I was very young, and has never left me. Do children feel their parents' emotions? Yes, we do, and it is a legacy I could have done without. What is the use of it? It is as if that old war is in my own memory, my own consciousness.' In this extraordinary book, the new Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, both of them irrevocably damaged by the Great War. Her father wanted the simple life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed him in the trenches, and thereafter he had to wear a wooden leg. Her mother Emily's great love was a doctor, who drowned in the Channel, and she spent the war nursing the wounded in the Royal Free Hospital
Cataloging source
NLML
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1919-
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Lessing, Doris May
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Lessing, Doris May
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Zimbabwe
  • Colchester (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Alfred and Emily
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Publication
Control code
000043158323
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007282708
Label
Alfred and Emily
Publication
Control code
000043158323
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007282708

Library Locations

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