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Writing home

Author: Polly Devlin; Joan Bakewell
Publisher: [London] : Pimpernel Press Limited, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the pieces brought together in Writing Home, Polly Devlin OBE, most bewitching of writers, covers subjects that range over her whole life and thought

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Polly Devlin; Polly Devlin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Devlin; Joan Bakewell
ISBN: 9781910258675 1910258679
OCLC Number: 1103605900
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Short-listed for The People's Book Prize 2019
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction by Joan Bakewell; Flight Path; The Road to King's Island; A Family Christmas; The Millstone; Tinkers; Initiatory Drawings; Tumbleweed at Vogue; Diana Vreeland: Wrists, Mists and Poets; Portrait of the Artist as a Young Interviewer; An Oddity; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; The Quality of Women; A Child of Dominica: Jean Rhys; Stacking the Linen; Sunday Morning in the Country; On Blondeness; Deceived by Ornament; Camping It Up; The Stag of the Stubble; Rooks; The Shadow of the Oak; Dublin Opinion; Et in Arcadia Ego; A Christmas Miracle Thank You for Your CustomWhy Are There No Great Women Artists? Give Me a Break!; The Last Christmas Tree; Home Thoughts in the Vernacular; A B Special Incident; Sunshine and Incense; The Longest Day; A Room of My Own: Manhattan; The F Word; Intricate Rented World; The Last Time I Saw Paris; The Cranes Are Flying; Look Back in Wonder; Realms of Gold; What Makes a Marriage Last?; Thoughts on Seamus Heaney; Two Parakeets and a Blackthorn Tree; Index; Acknowledgements
Responsibility: Polly Devlin ; introduction by Joan Bakewell.

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"...affectionate sketches of friends including Nuala O'Faolain and her brother-in-law Seamus Heaney...ring with truth and tenderness." * Irish Times * "I passionately love this book...the writing and Read more...

 
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