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A house unlocked

Author: Penelope Lively; Sheila Mitchell
Publisher: Osney Mead, Oxford : Isis Audio Books, ℗2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'I thought that I would see if the private life of a house could be made to bear witness to the public traumas of a century'. Here Penelope Lively recalls Golsoncott, the country house in Somerset her grandparents bought in 1923. Through the sometimes strange, unfamiliar articles there - the gong stand, the picnic rug, the potted meat jars and bon bon dishes - she charts the social changes and transforming moments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Penelope Lively; Penelope Lively; Penelope Lively
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Lively; Sheila Mitchell
ISBN: 0753114089 9780753114087
OCLC Number: 155840889
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Sheila Mitchell.
Description: 7 audio discs (7 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Penelope Lively.

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"'I thought that I would see if the private life of a house could be made to bear witness to the public traumas of a century'. Here Penelope Lively recalls Golsoncott, the country house in Somerset her grandparents bought in 1923. Through the sometimes strange, unfamiliar articles there - the gong stand, the picnic rug, the potted meat jars and bon bon dishes - she charts the social changes and transforming moments of the twentieth century. Changing attitudes to social class, the tension between town and country, how one learns to see the world: all are examined in this eloquent, fascinating memoir."--Jacket.

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