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My history : a memoir of growing up, Antonia Fraser

Label
My history : a memoir of growing up
Title
My history
Title remainder
a memoir of growing up
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Fraser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Antonia Fraser's memoir of growing up is not only an attempt to recapture the experiences of her Oxford childhood and youth -- in Shakespeare's phrase, to 'call back yesterday, bid time return.' It is also a chronicle of the progress of her love of history since her first discovery of it as a private pleasure when she was a child in the 1930s--her history, as she believed it to be, for the study of history (as her books subsequently attest) has always been an essential part of the enjoyment of life. When Antonia received as a Christmas present a copy of Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall in 1936, it engendered a lifelong interest in history, firing her emotion to write the story that thirty years later became the globally bestselling Mary Queen of Scots. Antonia's mother, born Elizabeth Harman, was the daughter of a Harley Street doctor; her father, Frank Pakenham, was the second son of the Earl of Longford. With the coming of war, Antonia's happy childhood in the Sussex of Puck of Pook's Hill was succeeded by an evacuation to an Elizabethan manor house near Oxford, which had a profound effect on her imagination. A North Oxford upbringing, including life at the Dragon School, followed, and later a Catholic convent which she attended as a Protestant and emerged as a Catholic. In the meantime, holidays included adventures with relations in Anglo-Ireland at Dunsany Castle and Pakenham Hall, before rather less glamorous work experience as 'Miss Tony' in the hat department of a famous London store. After Oxford University came a job in publishing, a fortunate coincidence for one whose sole ambition was to write--and to write history. Her magical memoir, told with inimitable humor and style, is an unforgettable account of the making of a great narrative historian"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 941.0072/02
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA3.F65
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
My history : a memoir of growing up, Antonia Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson ... London, in 2015"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Things I remember -- The sound of bells -- My island story -- Before-the-war -- Hidey holes -- She dragon -- On our bikes -- Girlhood encountered -- Are we really Irish? -- Nice Catholic friends -- Gap year or two -- Bringing myself out -- Oxford Miss -- Jeune fille in publishing -- I'm going to marry you! -- Epilogue: Reader, I wrote it
Control code
ocn900684209
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xi, 268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385540100
Lccn
2014044611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)900684209
Label
My history : a memoir of growing up, Antonia Fraser
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson ... London, in 2015"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Things I remember -- The sound of bells -- My island story -- Before-the-war -- Hidey holes -- She dragon -- On our bikes -- Girlhood encountered -- Are we really Irish? -- Nice Catholic friends -- Gap year or two -- Bringing myself out -- Oxford Miss -- Jeune fille in publishing -- I'm going to marry you! -- Epilogue: Reader, I wrote it
Control code
ocn900684209
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xi, 268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385540100
Lccn
2014044611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)900684209

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