In the course of her brilliant career Sylvia Townsend Warner wrote superbly in many and diverse forms but never penned a memoir, properly speaking. However, from the 1930s to the 1970s she did contribute a series of short reminiscences to the New Yorker. Scenes of Childhood collects and orders those reminiscences, thus forming a volume that reads as a joyous, wry and moving testament to the experience of being alive. The collection evokes a recognisably English world of nannies, butlers, pet podles, public schools, 'good ...

Scenes of Childhood 2011, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571278091


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Scenes of Childhood 1982, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670620432