My History : A Memoir Of Growing Up

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رقم التسجيلة 8121
نوع المادة book
ردمك 9780385685177
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المؤلف Fraser, Antonia

العنوان My History : A Memoir Of Growing Up
بيانات النشر Canada: Doubleday, 2015.
الوصف المادي 168 P
المحتويات / النص

- Chapter One: The Sound of bells - Chapter Two: My Island story - Chapter Three: before the war - Chapter four : hidey holes - Chapter five: she dragon - Chapter six: on our bikes - Chapter seven : Girlhood Encountered - Chapter Eight : are we really Irish - Chapter nine: nice catholic friends - Chapter ten: gap year or two - Chapter Eleven: brining myself out - Chapter Twelve : oxford miss - Chapter Thirteen: jeune fille in publishing - Chapter Fourteen: i am going to marry you


The childhood and early life memoir of Antonia Fraser, one of our finest narrative historians. Antonia Fraser's magical memoir describes growing up in the 1930s and '40s, but its real concern is with her growing love of history. A fascination that began with reading Our Island Story and her evacuation to an Elizabethan manor house at the beginning of the Second World War soon developed into an enduring passion, becoming, in her own words, 'an essential part of the enjoyment of life'. My History follows Antonia's relationship with her family: she was the eldest of eight children. Her parents Frank and Elizabeth Pakenham, later Lord and Lady Longford, were both Labour politicians. Then there are her adventures as a self-made debutante before Oxford University and a fortunate coincidence that leads to her working in publishing. It closes with the publication of her first major historical work, Mary Queen of Scots - a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Told with inimitable humour and style, this is an unforgettable account of one person's journey towards becoming a writer - and a historian.