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Fresca : a life in the making : a biographer's quest for a forgotten Bloomsbury polymath

Author: Helen Southworth
Publisher: Chicago : Sussex Academic Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fresca is detective story, cultural history and love story. It tells a tale of unconventionality, multifarious creativity, and a quest for new ways of living and loving amidst the complexities of Interwar Britain. For Francesca Allinson life and making art were synonymous, though both were cut short. Her story captures the topsy-turvy quality of a life singularly led; it shows how biography too gets turned upside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Southworth, Helen.
Fresca.
Chicago : Sussex Academic Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017002727
(OCoLC)957955698
Named Person: Francesca Allinson; Francesca Allinson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Southworth
ISBN: 9781782843573 1782843574
OCLC Number: 985108919
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; List of Illustrations; Prologue; Part One A Childhood; Part Two Coming of Age; Part Three Judy Wogan; Part Four Writer! Composer!; Part Five Pacifism in the Face of a Second World War; Part Six My Own Different Personal Life; Part Seven No Remaining, No Place to Stay; Part Eight Love Under The Shadow of Death; Coda; Notes; Index; About Sussex Academic Press
Responsibility: Helen Southworth.

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"Fresca is detective story, cultural history and love story. It tells a tale of unconventionality, multifarious creativity, and a quest for new ways of living and loving amidst the complexities of Interwar Britain. For Francesca Allinson life and making art were synonymous, though both were cut short. Her story captures the topsy-turvy quality of a life singularly led; it shows how biography too gets turned upside down in the making - how the story of a single individual can throw the literary and social perspective of the period into relief. Helen Southworth's initial goal was to discover how Francesca's fictional autobiography, A Childhood, made it onto Leonard and Virginia Woolf's The Hogarth Press list in 1937. The result was to be immediately drawn in to the company of prominent artistic figures of the period"--

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