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Lucy Gannon – The Amazingly Astonishing Story

Lucy Gannon The Amazingly Astonishing Story recensie en informatie over dit boek met jeugdherinnering. Op 21 oktober 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Seren Books dit nieuwe autobiografische boek van de Engelse toneelschrijfster Lucy Gannon.

Lucy Gannon The Amazingly Astonishing Story Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Amazingly Astonishing Story. Het boek is geschreven door Lucy Gannon. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit boek met jeugdherinneringen van de Engelse schrijfster Lucy Gannon.

Lucy Gannon The Amazingly Astonishing Story

The Amazingly Astonishing Story

  • Schrijfster: Lucy Gannon (Engeland)
  • Soort boek: jeugdherinneringen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Seren Books
  • Verschijnt: 21 oktober 2020
  • Omvang: 272 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek

Flaptekst van het boek met jeugdherinneringen van Lucy Gannon

By turns laugh out loud funny and deeply sad, The Amazingly Astonishing Story is Lucy Gannon’s childhood memoir, a frank and surprising look into a child’s tumultuous mind. A soldier’s daughter, Lucy lived in many places but after the death of her mother when Lucy was six, she was lodged with relatives in Lancashire, taken in only because the Army paid an allowance for her care. Escape beckoned when her father remarried but Lucy and her brothers soon found they had swapped one difficult situation for another. The boys fled into the armed forces leaving Lucy behind, a loathed gooseberry in her father’s second and passionate marriage.

Lucy’s escape was her convent school where, though abysmal at maths, she discovered a flair for writing and in the nuns she found warmth and understanding. Forced to leave home at sixteen, she joined the Women’s Royal Army Corps (‘the only organisation desperate enough to take me on’).

Vividly told, The Amazingly Astonishing Story is a classic story of a working-class girl growing up in the fifties and sixties, where dreams and reality seem irreconcilable. Her Catholic upbringing, a father torn between his daughter and his new wife, her irreverent imagination and stubborn determination to enjoy life , all mean that Lucy Gannon really does have an amazing story (including meeting the Beatles in her school grounds) as she finds her place in the world.

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