I ought to tell you at the beginning that I am not quite normal having had a violent experience at the age of nine'
Jessica Vye's 'violent experience' colours her schooldays and her reaction to the world around her- a confining world of Order Marks, wartime restrictions, viyella dresses, nicely-restrained essays and dusty tea shops. For Jessica she has been told that she is 'beyond all possible doubt', a born writer. With her inability to conform, her absolute compulsion to tell the truth and her dedication to accurately noting her experiences, she knows this anyway. But what she doesn't know is that the experiences that sustain and enrich her burgeoning talent will one day lead to a new- and entirely unexpected- reality.
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Brilliant. ( SPECTATOR)
The flavour of this brilliantly witty and agonisingly true-to-life novel is impossible to convey. One even wants to quote endlessly. ( TLS)
A book to be judged by the highest standards. ( SPECTATOR)
A fiercely funny, eccentric and personal novel. ( ECONOMIST)
Jane Gardam has been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the enjoyment of literature; has twice won a Whitbread Award and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She was awarded an OBE in January 2009.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001876768
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Book Description Puffin Books, USA, 1974. Broschur. Book Condition: Gut. auf Titel mit Datum und Ort signiert von der englischen Schriftstellerin Jane Gardam (*1928), leichte Gebrauchsspuren. signed by author Size: 8°. Vom Autor signiert. Buch. Bookseller Inventory # 013555