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Tagged With: Memoir

Letters from my grandparents

I have written before on the subject of letters from my grandparents and what they meant to me when I received them and what they mean to me now.  I took one out of my writing box – a blue leather case I got for my 13th birthday (how I had longed for it and … Continue reading »

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On Persephone’s Island

On Persephone’s Island, a Sicilian Journal, by Mary Taylor Simeti, published by Vintage Departures, 1995. This is an absorbing and evocative book for summer reading, especially if you are planning to visit Sicily. Simeti, born and brought up in New York, arrived in Sicily as a young graduate in October 1962, planning to work at … Continue reading »

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New Life in Life Writing: Part 2 – Specific issues

Notes from a discussion, held at Senate House, 15 May 2013 Chair: Max Saunders: Professor of English at Kings College; Co-Director of the Centre for Life Writing Research. Michael Holroyd: CV on literature.britishcouncil.org. Sarah Bakewell: her first biography:- How to live: a Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty answers. Wendy Moffat: American, Professor … Continue reading »

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New Life in Life Writing: a discussion held at Senate House on 15 May 2013

Chair: Max Saunders: Professor of English at Kings College; Co-Director of the Centre for Life Writing Research; Convenor of the MA in Life Writing. Edits the annual series of Ford Maddox Ford Studies. Michael Holroyd: doyen of British literary biographers. See his CV on literature.britishcouncil.org. His latest biography (said to be his last) had mixed … Continue reading »

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