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So I Have Thought of You: The Letters of Penelope &hellip by Penelope Fitzgerald
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5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful collection, 30 July 2008
These letters, which are probably the last we'll hear from one of the most nuanced, least imitable voices of recent decades, are lit from start to finish by the intelligence, warmth and sense of life's (often comic) pathos which characterised everything Fitzgerald wrote. The collection is divided into two equally fascinating parts. The first, which comprises Fitzgerald's letters to her family and closest friends, is remarkable for the detailed portrait it manages to give, despite her habitual self-effacement and the large gaps in her correspondence. Here we see her as a loving and attentive mother, a generous friend, and - of particular interest, given that she didn't start publishing books… Read more