About this book
A critically acclaimed family memoir from the daughter of William Golding. Judy Golding recalls growing up with a brilliant, loving, but sometimes difficult parent. Once adult, she came to understand some of the internal conflicts which led to his writing. 'An exemplary memoir of childhood... an absorbing read, a must for Golding devotees, and frankly, for anyone.' Penelope Lively, "Spectator"
William Golding was a famously acute observer of children. What was it like to be his daughter? Judy Golding recalls growing up with a brilliant, loving, sometimes difficult parent. The years of her childhood and adolescence saw her father change from an impecunious schoolteacher to a famous novelist. This title is her memoir.
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