Alfred and Emily
Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, both of them irrevocably damaged by the Great War. Her father wanted the life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed him in the trenches, and thereafter had to wear a wooden leg. Her mother's great love was a doctor, who drowned in the Channel, and she spent the war nursing the wounded. In the fictional first half of the book, she imagines the happier lives they might have led if there had been no war. The second half is a piercing examination of their relationship as it actually was.
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Alfred and EmilyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Lessing here showcases the uncanny abilities that earned her the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. Author of over 50 works (including novels The Grass Is Singing and The Golden Notebook), Lessing again ... Read full review
Review: Alfred and EmilyUser Review - Patricia Delucia - Goodreads
I liked the alternate realities that Lessing used. the novella took the facts of her parents lives and fictionalized them and the biography gives the reader the author's view of her childhood and ... Read full review