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Scenes of Childhood

Scenes of Childhood

ISBN
9780571278091
Published
19/05/2011
9780571278091
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.00
Paperback
184

About the Book

In the course of her brilliant career Sylvia Townsend Warner wrote superbly in many and diverse forms but never penned a memoir, properly speaking. However, from the 1930s to the 1970s she did contribute a series of short reminiscences to the New Yorker. Scenes of Childhood collects and orders those reminiscences, thus forming a volume that reads as a joyous, wry and moving testament to the experience of being alive. The collection evokes a recognisably English world of nannies, butlers, pet podles, public schools, 'good works' and country churches, but the resonances of these stories are universal - funny and touching by turns.
In the course of her brilliant career Sylvia Townsend Warner wrote superbly in many and diverse forms but never penned a memoir, properly speaking. However, from the 1930s to the 1970s she did contribute a series of short reminiscences to the New Yorker. Scenes of Childhood collects and orders those reminiscences, thus forming a volume that reads as a joyous, wry and moving testament to the experience of being alive. The collection evokes a recognisably English world of nannies, butlers, pet podles, public schools, 'good works' and country churches, but the resonances of these stories are universal - funny and touching by turns.
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner

    Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) published seven novels, four volumes of poetry and eight volumes of short stories. She also wrote the biography of T. H. White, and spent ten years of her life as one of the four editors of the ten-volume compilation Tudor Church Music. She lived most of her adult life with her close companion Valentine Ackland.

    Faber Finds are reissuing four volumes of her short stories: Winter in the Air, A Spirit Rises, A Stranger with a Bag and Scenes of Childhood.

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