Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of Life

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Recounting his solitary childhood in the English countryside, the author presents affectionate portraits of his remote parents - an increasingly unconventional barrister father, whose blindness must never be mentioned, battling earwigs in the mutinous garden, and a vague and endlessly patient mother.

Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of Life 1987, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140063837

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Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of Life 1982, Ticknor & Fields

ISBN-13: 9780899191331

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