Granny worked so hard at my rearing. She was a frustrated ladysmith and I was her last chance...This is the story of my years on her anvil. Whether ...Show synopsisGranny worked so hard at my rearing. She was a frustrated ladysmith and I was her last chance...This is the story of my years on her anvil. Whether she succeeded in making a lady out of me is for you to decide, but I will say one thing in my own favour before we begin. No matter which sex I went to bed with, I never smoked on the street.' When Florence King was born, her Granny, a would-be Virginia grande dame, moved in. 'Anybody could have a family,' writes Miss King. 'She wanted a race all to herself.' Granny's dream of raising the perfect Southern belle failed dismally with her own daughter, a chain-smoking, baseball-playing tomboy given to wild expletives. Florence is Granny's last hope ...Hide synopsis
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By many standards she would be a failed Southern Lady, but by her father's she is not. In this entertaining and interesting read, Florence King lays the groundwork for how she became the Florence King of today.
I have read little of her writing but found this to be an absorbing account of a child growing into an adult, showing how her parents, grandmother and others turned her into the person she is. I highly recommend this book.
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