The Three of Us: A Family Story

3.43 avg rating
( 276 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099507048: The Three of Us: A Family Story

Winner of the J. R. Ackerley Award

This is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic, who for many years was addicted to barbiturates; Rosalie, a painter, was sociable and flirtatious. After her parents were divorced, Julia's mother took in lodgers, always men, on the understanding that each should become her lover. When one of the lodgers started an affair with Julia, Rosalie was devastated; when he later committed suicide the relationship between mother and daughter was shattered irrevocably.

Or so it seemed until the spring of 1999, when Rosalie, diagnosed with leukaemia, came to live with Julia for the last month of her life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"A small masterpiece, much to be recommended" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Blackburn has written an exceptionally perceptive and fascinating book, a tribute by a remarkable daughter to the resilience of filial love" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"A stunningly written memoir" ( Sunday Times)

" The Three of Us contains all the mental and physical violations that cling to the bare bones of their shared past... Blackburn was never afraid of her father. It's very clear in the book - he is described even at his blackest moments with affection and warmth" ( Guardian)

"Blackburn's first 16 years sound quite frankly too bad to be true. Nightmarish infact - though she details them in such an ingenuous, matter-of-fact manner that she somehow manages to make terrible events seem almost funny.... the resulting memoir is mesmerising and brilliant" ( Daily Mail)

Review:

`a rich account...brilliant vignettes'

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Julia Blackburn
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the J. R. Ackerley Award. This is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic, who for many years was addicted to barbiturates; Rosalie, a painter, was sociable and flirtatious. After her parents were divorced, Julia s mother took in lodgers, always men, on the understanding that each should become her lover. When one of the lodgers started an affair with Julia, Rosalie was devastated; when he later committed suicide the relationship between mother and daughter was shattered irrevocably. Or so it seemed until the spring of 1999, when Rosalie, diagnosed with leukaemia, came to live with Julia for the last month of her life. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099507048

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Julia Blackburn
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the J. R. Ackerley Award. This is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic, who for many years was addicted to barbiturates; Rosalie, a painter, was sociable and flirtatious. After her parents were divorced, Julia s mother took in lodgers, always men, on the understanding that each should become her lover. When one of the lodgers started an affair with Julia, Rosalie was devastated; when he later committed suicide the relationship between mother and daughter was shattered irrevocably. Or so it seemed until the spring of 1999, when Rosalie, diagnosed with leukaemia, came to live with Julia for the last month of her life. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099507048

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Blackburn, Julia
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995070480000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Julia Blackburn
Published by Vintage 2009-05-07 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2009-05-07, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00408515

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Julia Blackburn
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 25mm. Paperback. Winner of the J. R. Ackerley Award. This is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic, who for many years was.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.323. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099507048

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Blackburn, Julia
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. Tells the story of three people: the author, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations, ports. BIC Classification: BM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 131 x 24. Weight in Grams: 322. . 2009. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099507048

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Blackburn, Julia
Published by Vintage (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2009. Book Condition: New. Tells the story of three people: the author, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations, ports. BIC Classification: BM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 131 x 24. Weight in Grams: 322. . 2009. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099507048

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Julia Blackburn
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Winner of the J. R. Ackerley Award. This is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic, who for many years was addicted to barbiturates; Rosalie, a painter, was sociable and flirtatious. After her parents were divorced, Ju. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099507048_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Julia Blackburn
Published by Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Three of Us, Julia Blackburn, Winner of the J. R. Ackerley Award. This is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic, who for many years was addicted to barbiturates; Rosalie, a painter, was sociable and flirtatious. After her parents were divorced, Julia's mother took in lodgers, always men, on the understanding that each should become her lover. When one of the lodgers started an affair with Julia, Rosalie was devastated; when he later committed suicide the relationship between mother and daughter was shattered irrevocably. Or so it seemed until the spring of 1999, when Rosalie, diagnosed with leukaemia, came to live with Julia for the last month of her life. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099507048

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Blackburn, Julia
ISBN 10: 0099507048 ISBN 13: 9780099507048
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099507048. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099507048

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book