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Quite A Good Time to be Born: A Memoir: 1935-1975 (Paperback)
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Quite A Good Time to be Born: A Memoir: 1935-1975 (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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'I drew my first breath on the 28th of January 1935, which was quite a good time for a future writer to be born in England...' The only child in a lower-middle-class London family, David Lodge inherited his artistic genes from his musician father and his Catholic faith from his Irish-Belgian mother. Four years old when World War II began, David grew to maturity through decades of great social and cultural change - giving him plenty to write about. Candid, witty and insightful, Quite a Good Time to be Born illuminates a period of transition in British society, and charts the evolution of a writer whose works have become classics in his own lifetime.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784700539
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"What one takes away from this half-memoir is the self-portrait of an extraordinarily good, wrongly modest man; a distinguished scholar, and one of the finest of current novelists" -- John Sutherland * Spectator *
"As a piece of reportage from the third quarter of the English 20th century this is a sociologist's paradise" * Guardian *
"An outstanding memoir... Lucid and witty" * Irish Times *
"A fascinating and moving read" * Financial Times *
"Quite a Good Time to be Born is a record of success, free of boasting or malice. Anyone with some knowledge of academia or the literary world will find it full of interest" -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *

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