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5.0 out of 5 stars Raindrops in the Sun: a personal memoir by Marged Llewelyn, 10 Nov 2009
This review is from: Raindrops in the Sun: A Personal Memoir (Paperback)
A sensitively written account of an unsettled upbringing in South Wales in the 1950s, owing to her parents' divorce. An eye-opener as to how life could be so distressing for a young child - all because of the stigma attached to divorce back then, making her instantly different to other children. Bullying followed and she had to draw on an in-built determination to somehow survive. Working hard at school was her way forward and her way out of the narrow-minded atmosphere of village life which enveloped her. By reaching back into the past in a humourous way, the writer's childhood is finally confronted with surprising results. An insight into 1950s life and education.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating social history, 11 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Raindrops in the Sun: A Personal Memoir (Paperback)
Brilliant read. A journey back to the 1950s told with humour and pathos as the writer attempts to make sense of her troubled, unsettled childhood having to deal with the stigma of her parents' divorce. Bullied at school and marginalised, she put all her efforts into learning and doing well as education was the way out of the village. One of the better survival stories, and interesting to see that such a short time ago divorce was a huge stigma.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant !! Highly recommended !!, 30 Nov 2009
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Fascinating insight into the author's feelings as she journeys into the past to seek the truth about her sad, lonely childhood. Take that journey with her and enjoy the vivid descriptions of life as it was; the bullying in the playground; the disfunctional family life; being on the outside looking on. Sensitively written with humour. Do chuckle, laugh-out-loud as I did, and marvel that she didn't give in. I couldn't put the book down. Surely a future TV drama !
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, inspiring story, 29 Nov 2009
This review is from: Raindrops in the Sun: A Personal Memoir (Paperback)
Difficult childhood sensitively and admirably dealt with.
Clear message of coping with heartache when her parents
divorced.
Humour, pathos. Laugh with the author, feel for her predicament
as she's left on the outside, different to the other children
because of her home situation.
A well-written insight into social life of the 1950s when
divorce was frowned upon and people weren't so forgiving.
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