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The last landlady : an English memoir

Author: Laura Thompson
Publisher: London : Unbound, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Laura Thompson's grandmother Violet was one of the great landladies. Born in a London pub, she became the first woman to be given a publican's license in her own name and, just as pubs defined her life. Laura spent part of her childhood in her grandmother's Home Counties establishment, mesmerised by the landlady's gift for creating the mix of the everyday and the theatrical that defined the pub's atmosphere, making  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Named Person: Laura Thompson; Laura Thompson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Thompson
ISBN: 9781783525027 1783525029
OCLC Number: 1057612815
Description: 253 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Laura Thompson.

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Award-winning biographer Laura Thompson pays homage to the English pub through the remarkable story of her grandmother, the first woman in England to be given a publican s license in her own name  Read more...

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'The award-winning Thompson turns her acute eye for detail on her own family in this gorgeous memoir of her indomitable grandmother, Vi, the first woman to hold a pub licence in England' Independent Read more...

 
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