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- File Size: 720 KB
- Print Length: 190 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01II737EM
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- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #504,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Written light fluent prose, it’s easy to read and gives you a very good insight onto a troubled childhood, and the adjustments to society he had to make in his teenaged years – coping with others at school and abroad on his first travels. I only wanted the book to extend beyond his boyhood and see how he managed to cope with life and make such a literary success of it.
I was surprised at how unlike it is to his usual books – among which are masterful biographies of Oscar Wilde, Dylan Thomas and Cristopher Isherwood – all these are really worth reading if you want to understand the characters.
It is a shocking story but often also a heartwarming one as it shows how he triumphed over everything that was thrown at him. He never hides the grim reality of his life at home but skilfully manages to avoid excessive self-pity by restricting it to the occasional flashback insight into his feelings at the time.
It is a brave, engaging and positive story of one man's escape from the sort of childhood no-one should ever have to suffer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fascinating and moving account of an unhappy childhood and the author's escape from it into some adventurous foreign travel and the start of an exciting career in journalism.Published 8 months ago by J. Jenkins