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Life in the slipstream...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Slipstream: A Memoir (Paperback)
I was curious, as I'd read Martin Amis' Experience and wanted to learn more about his beautiful and celebrated step-mother, Elizabeth Jane Howard. And, despite not having read any of her books, I was not disappointed. She writes with great candour and, at times, unflinching honesty. She is generous to those she loved, whether or not that love was returned. She writes movingly of her many friends, and of the power of such friendships. She can also be very funny. The book, though succinct, gathers a powerful momentum. I was moved by the unsentimental accounts of the deaths of those closest to her. It's all in the detail. Now I'm looking forward to reading her novels.