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The second volume of the autobiography of Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

‘Walking in the Shade’ begins in 1949, as Doris Lessing arrives in London with nothing but her young son and the manuscript of her first novel. With humour and clear-sightedness, she records her battles of the next decade: her involvement with communism, her love affairs, her struggle with poverty, the difficulties she faced as a young single mother.

But as well there is the success of that first novel, ‘The Grass Is Singing’, and meetings with personalities and opinion-makers – Kenneth Tynan, John Osborne, Bertrand Russell and others.Describing, too, the genesis of ‘The Golden Notebook’, this book sees Lessing emerge as one of the most exciting, and groundbreaking, novelists of the post-war generation, and one of the twentieth century’s great writers.

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More casually written and organized than Under My Skin, the second volume of Doris Lessing's autobiography boasts the same acute, brutally frank insights. She begins with her 1949 arrival in London as a 30-year-old single mother from Rhodesia who is searching for a place and the means to write freely; Lessing closes in 1962 with the publication of her most famous novel, The Golden Notebook. In between, she covers love affairs, years of psychotherapy, and her increasingly disenchanted involvement with the Communist Party. Walking in the Shade is essential reading for anyone interested in mid-century British culture.

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‘Funny and heartbreaking... every word rings true.’
Claire Tomalin, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year

‘It is exhilarating to read. Not many lives are worth more than two long volumes, but Doris Lessing’s most certainly is.’
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‘She is a true heroine. The passionate courage spoken by each page of her writing has been easily matched by her rollercoaster life. Through her memoirs she allows us to get a little closer to her, to a woman who has not only written, but has lived, at full throttle’ Guardian

‘A wise and major figure, a subtle voice, a writer for whom the past is a test of the present, as well as a place of memory and self-questioning.’ Malcolm Bradbury, Observer

‘Doris Lessing has changed the way we think about the world. Walking in the Shade records another crucial stage of her education, and ours.’ Blake Morrison, Independent on Sunday

‘Fiercely self-confident and fiercely self-critical, simultaneously warm and formidable; this is a highly idiosyncratic and utterly compelling mix.’ Sunday Telegraph

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