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on 26 February 2015
This is an extraordinarily honest autobiography, written entirely without pretension. Frame, a New Zealander, reveals the amazing intensity and richness of her childhood growing up in small towns in New Zealand in the period before the Second World War, before relating the events of her troubled life in England. Truly a remarkable biography, not mentioning hugely rewarding for the reader. I read it several decades ago when it first appeared as three books. It's been a delight to be able to study it now in e-book form.
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on 2 April 2016
I took my time reading this autobiography. Such an honest account of the struggle to be a writer and to know herself as a writer. The special place of being a New Zealand writer comes across well, something as an English person, I wouldn't have thought about. It's heartening to read of mostly a supportive role that writers and artists provide to one another too. Enjoyable read and quite sad to have finished it, a maze that I'm out off but not quite ready.
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on 8 August 2014
Great NZ Author.
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on 11 March 2013
although still incomplete, fascinating story, tragic and triumphant and altogether one of her many feats of imagination and memory. Would agree one of the essential modern day biographies.
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on 9 April 2013
This book mirrored the life of someone I know and I found it very moving. Beautifully written and very thought provoking.
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on 12 July 2015
Marvellous! An exposition of a woman's experience of both madness and personal redemption and beautifully written.
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on 16 March 2016
interesting but too much day to day ordinary detail
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on 20 February 2016
fascinating read
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on 18 December 2011
This was a very good read. A female writer from New Zealand is unusual and her autobiographical account is well-written and compulsive.
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on 31 March 2015
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