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Heads and Straights Like 3.5 Short Funny Sad Nostalgic British. What a wonderful book goodness she writes well By the time I d read about 10 pages I was onordering some of her other books Wonderful account of growing up in Chelsea in the late 70s, early 80s and a beautiful memoir of family relationships. really enjoyed this little book that is part of the Penguin Lines series which makes links with different london underground lines this one is about the circle line kind of.the author writes about growing up in chelsea with her four sisters and one brother and they are slightly posh, slightly bohemian and kind of intellectual there are great bits about her sisters the sisters made me think of The Virgin Suicides and also about her grandma who knew virginia woolf , her crazy uncle who d really enjoyed this little book that is part of the Penguin Lines series which makes links with different london underground lines A lovely little book that follows the author s family tree I read it at one sitting, in a Costa in Staines, and the excursion to 1970s Chelsea was very welcome Heavy on anecdotes which made me want to read them aloud to friends, and plenty of characters who are indeed characters, but no p Prijemne cteni, ale co to melo mit spolecneho s metrem, netusim. If you are between 40 and 60 and spent any of your youth in London, do read this very short memoire. Great quick read good accompaniment to Viv Albertine s memoir Clothes, Clothes, Clothes Music, Music, Music Boys, Boys, Boys though there s less of all three in this, which is really just a snapshot of a time and place. From Lucy Wadham, The Bestselling Author Of The Secret Life Of France , An Autobiographical Tale Of Bohemians, Punk, The King S Road In The 1970s And Family Part Of A Series Of Twelve Books Tied To The Twelve Lines Of The London Underground Lucy Is A Chelsea Girl, Brought Up Off The King S Road In The Seventies When Punk Was In Full Bloom Her Family Comes In The Wonderful Tradition Of English Eccentrics In Heads And Straights , She Creates A Funny, Moving Account Of A Family Eager To Escape The Confines Of Class Through Interlocking Tales Of Their Extravagant And Often Self Destructive Journeys Away From The Circle Line Stops Of Sloane Square, South Kensington And Gloucester Road, Lucy Evokes The Collision Between Conformism And Bohemian Excess And The Complicated Class Antipathies That Flourished In That Particular Time And Place In The End We Are Left Wondering Is It Ever Possible To Escape, Or Do We, In Our Travels, Simply Loop Back On Ourselves Lucy Wadham offers here a rich and spicy recollection of her life among her parents, colorful sisters, eccentric grandmother, and uncles in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s One of the passages that I delighted in reading was the following Eileen s the author s maternal grandmother, who was a free spirit and a feminist love of Virginia Woolf was all encompassing It embraced not only the woman s work but also her prejudices the championing of Art above Commerce and the belief in Beauty as Lucy Wadham offers here a rich and spicy recollection of her life among her parents, colorful sisters, eccentric grandmother, and uncles in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s One of the passages that I delighted in reading was the following Eileen s the author s maternal grandmother, who was a free spirit and a feminist love of Virginia Woolf was all encompassing It embraced not only the woman s work but also her prejudices the championing of Art above Commerce and the belief in Beauty as a portal to Truth She passed on Woolf s love of nature to us, teaching us the names of trees and flowers, an old world know I ve never heard of the author Lucy Wadham before however, this book is her vivid autobiographical account of growing up in Chelsea, and I found myself compelled to keep reading The book is part of a series celebrating 150 years of the London Underground, although this one makes very little reference to it, aside when she talks about her trips from Gloucester Road


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