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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

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Blending memories and family myths, Mary McCarthy takes us back to the twenties, when she was orphaned in a world of relations as colourful, potent and mysterious as the Catholic religion. There were her grandmothers: one was a blood-curdling Catholic who combined piousness and pugnacity; the other was Jewish and wore a veil to hide the disastrous effects of a face-lift. There was wicked Uncle Myers who beat her for the good of her soul and Aunt Margaret who laced her orange juice with castor oil and taped her lips at night ...

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood 2000, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099283454

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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood 1991, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140184549

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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood 1975, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140019384

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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood 1972, Harvest Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780156586504

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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood 1957, William Heinemann Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780434461011

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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood 1957, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN-13: 9780151588596

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