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The Resource Inventory of a life mislaid : an unreliable memoir, Marina Warner ; with vignettes by Sophie Herxheimer

Inventory of a life mislaid : an unreliable memoir, Marina Warner ; with vignettes by Sophie Herxheimer

Label
Inventory of a life mislaid : an unreliable memoir
Title
Inventory of a life mislaid
Title remainder
an unreliable memoir
Statement of responsibility
Marina Warner ; with vignettes by Sophie Herxheimer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From one of our most iconic writers, a luminous memoir of post-war childhood, adventure, loss, and the banks of the Nile. Inventory of a Life Mislaid follows Marina Warner's beautiful, penniless young mother Ilia as she leaves southern Italy in 1945 to travel alone to London. Her husband, an English colonel, is still away in the war in the East as she begins to learn how to be Mrs Esmond Warner, an Englishwoman. With diamond rings on her fingers and bespoke brogues on her feet, Ilia steps fearlessly into the world of cricket and riding to hounds. But, without prospect of work in a bleak, war-ravaged England, Esmond remembers the glorious ease of Cairo during his periods of leave from the desert campaign and he decides to move there to start a bookshop, a branch of W. H. Smith's. But growing resistance to foreign interests, especially British, erupts in the l952 uprising, and the Cairo Fire burns much of downtown, including the English bookshop. From letters and journals read only after the couple's deaths, from photographs found coiled in a film cylinder, from gifts and love tokens, objects and mementoes, the author pieces together the reckonings and discoveries her parents made. Evocative and imaginative, at once historical and speculative, this luminous memoir powerfully resurrects the fraught union and unrequited hopes of Warner's parents. Memory intertwines richly with myth, the river Lethe feeling as real as the Nile. Vivid recollections of Cairo swirl with ever-present dreams of a city where Warner's parents, friends and associates are still restlessly wandering
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Marina
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Herxheimer, Sophie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Warner, Marina
  • Warner, Ilia
  • Warner, Esmond
  • Warner, Marina
  • Warner, Ilia
  • Warner, Esmond
  • Warner, Marina
  • Warner, Marina
  • Authors, English
  • Bookstores
  • British
  • Authors, English
  • Women
  • Italians
  • Bookstore owners
  • Middle East
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
Label
Inventory of a life mislaid : an unreliable memoir, Marina Warner ; with vignettes by Sophie Herxheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
000068792728
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780008347598
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021029546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1240165608
Label
Inventory of a life mislaid : an unreliable memoir, Marina Warner ; with vignettes by Sophie Herxheimer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
000068792728
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780008347598
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021029546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1240165608

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