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The Resource My history : a memoir of growing up, Antonia Fraser

My history : a memoir of growing up, Antonia Fraser

Label
My history : a memoir of growing up
Title
My history
Title remainder
a memoir of growing up
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Fraser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Antonia Fraser's memoir describes growing up in the 1930s and 1940s but its real concern is with her growing love of History. The fascination began as a child - and developed into an enduring passion; as she writes, 'for me, the study of History has always been an essential part of the enjoyment of life'. Born Antonia Pakenham, the eldest of the eight children of the future Lord and Lady Longford (then Pakenham), her childhood was spent in Oxford, where her father was a don at Christ Church. Evacuation at the beginning of the war to a romantic Elizabethan manor house near Oxford was an inspiration for historical imaginings. There were adventures in Anglo-Ireland at Dunsany Castle and Pakenham Hall, each offering her treasured links to the past which became private obsessions. North Oxford wartime life included four years as one of the few girls then admitted to the Dragon School for boys, followed by time at a Catholic convent school after her family's conversion to Catholicism. Her father joined the Labour Government in 1945 as a Minister, which provided an odd background for exploits such as working in a Bond Street hat shop and a season as a self- made debutante. A job in publishing, by a fortunate coincidence, followed Oxford University and the book ends with the dramatic leap forward with the publishing of Mary Queen of Scots which became a worldwide bestseller to general amazement (including the author's). This magical memoir, told with inimitable humour and style, will take many readers back to their own discovery of History. It is an unforgettable account of one person's journey towards becoming a writer - and a historian
Summary
The acclaimed New York Times best-selling author of Mary, Queen of Scots shares vivid memories of her childhood and recalls the experiences that set her on the path to a writing life
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10450882
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
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Fraser, Antonia
Dewey number
  • 941.007202
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fraser, Antonia
  • Fraser, Antonia
  • Authors, English
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of growing up
Label
My history : a memoir of growing up, Antonia Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053984038
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780297871910
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)900119680
Label
My history : a memoir of growing up, Antonia Fraser
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053984038
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780297871910
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)900119680

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