In the Blood: A Memoir of my Childhood (Hardback)
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In the Blood: A Memoir of my Childhood (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 07/09/2006
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In the Blood is Andrew Motion's beautifully written memoir of growing up in post-war England - an unforgettable evocation of family life, school life and country life. It also tells the story of how these worlds are shattered, when his mother suffers a terrible riding accident. The tragedy shadows the book, feeding its mood of elegy as well as its celebratory vigilance. Written from a teenage child's point of view, without the benefit of adult hindsight, Motion captures the pathos and puzzlement of childhood with great clarity of expression and freshness of memory. We encounter a strange but beguiling extended family, a profound love of the natural world, a troubled schooling, and a growing passion for books and writing. By turns funny and elegiac, In the Blood is a wonderful picture of a vanishing England, a remarkable insight into a poet's mind, and a deeply moving portrait of the bond between a mother and her son.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571228034
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 465 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 28 mm
Edition: Main

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