Kiss Myself Goodbye: The Many Lives of Aunt Munca (Paperback)Ferdinand Mount (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Delightfully compulsive and unforgettably original. Mount unpeels the layers of this mysterious life with the tenacity of an experienced detective and the excitement of a fresh-eyed enthusiast. * Hadley Freeman, author of House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family *
Extraordinary ... shed[s] a brilliant light on the strangeness of people's lives, the need for disguise and masquerade, the shame that drives people to act in the most peculiar ways, the ghosts that reside, unburied, within us. * Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday *
Wonderful, funny and wise * Kate Summerscale, author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher *
Delicious ... As well as an ear for the cadences of a sentence, Mount has a remarkable ability to convey the feeling of place ... Beneath the surface of this sparklingly wry book you sense all kinds of unexplored feelings of abandonment and loss. * The Oldie *
Mount is one of our finest prose stylists and Kiss Myself Goodbye is a witty, moving and beautifully crafted account of one woman's determination to live to the full. * Daily Telegraph *
An extraordinary book * Tatler *
Unique and immensely enjoyable. I only wish it were longer. * Spectator *
Kiss Myself Goodbye is a work of beauty. The simple truthfulness of Ferdinand Mount's storytelling is irresistible. * Literary Review *
...A superbly written and jaw-dropping memoir. * Daily Telegraph *
Veering giddily from grand guignol to poignant melancholy, this is an exquisitely wrought portrait of a wickedly fascinating woman. * Jane Shilling, Daily Mail *
...this book, which is partly a family history and partly a detective novel, with extraordinary revelations and an impressive cast of characters dotted through the narrative. * Roland White, The Sunday Times (Culture) *
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A few things drew me to this book. First of all it was the intrigue behind the author's Aunt Munca, not just the fact that she used the name of a Beatrix Potter mouse but also the fact she was quite a mysterious... More
I was completely gripped by this astonishing tale. You really couldn’t make it up. Ferdinand Mount is a superb writer and I have recommended this book to many friends.
“Who do you think she was?”
Absolutely riveting book. I bought it to give as a present, started reading and devoured it whole.
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