About this book
A literary memoir from the highly regarded literary critic and academic, Lorna Sage, which was the winner of the Whitbread Prize for Biography 2000. We follow her story from childhood in the Welsh borders, through the difficulties of adolescence, to the brink of the 1960s. "A wonderful book. Women need this kind of book but perhaps men need it more, to give the sort of understanding which we still lack of how girls actually grow up" Margaret Forster. "...not just an exquisite personal memoir, it is a vital piece of our collective past" "Daily Telegraph".
From a childhood of gothic proportions in a vicarage on the Welsh borders, through adolescence, leaving herself teetering on the brink of the 1960's, Lorna Sage vividly and wittily brings to life a vanished time and place and illuminates the lives of three generations of women.