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Penelope Fitzgerald : a life

Author: Hermione Lee
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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English writer "Fitzgerald, born into an accomplished intellectual family, the granddaughter of two bishops, led a life marked by dramatic twists of fate, moving from a bishop's palace to a sinking houseboat to a last, late blaze of renown. We see Fitzgerald's very English childhood in the village of Hampstead; her Oxford years, when she was known as the 'blonde bombshell'; her impoverished adulthood as a struggling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Penelope Fitzgerald; Penelope Fitzgerald
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermione Lee
ISBN: 0804170495 9780804170499
OCLC Number: 929909314
Description: xvi, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The bishops' granddaughter --
Learning to read --
The "blonde bombshell" --
Love and war --
The world --
The Bookshop --
Clinging on for dear life --
Family matters --
The teacher --
The useful arts --
Enigmas --
The prize --
The ventriloquist --
Innocence --
The Beginning of Spring --
The Gate of Angels --
The Blue Flower --
Last words.
Responsibility: Hermione Lee.

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English writer "Fitzgerald, born into an accomplished intellectual family, the granddaughter of two bishops, led a life marked by dramatic twists of fate, moving from a bishop's palace to a sinking houseboat to a last, late blaze of renown. We see Fitzgerald's very English childhood in the village of Hampstead; her Oxford years, when she was known as the 'blonde bombshell'; her impoverished adulthood as a struggling wife, mother, and schoolteacher, raising a family in difficult circumstances; and the long-delayed start to her literary career"--Amazon.com.

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