Scenes of Childhood: And Other Stories

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Chatto & Windus, 1981 - Fiction - 177 pages
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This was my first experience of Sylvia Townsend Warner's work and I look forward to reading more. A selection of short autobiographical stories- not just about her childhood- this is by turn laugh-out ... Read full review

Contents

Wild Wales
1
i The Poodle the Supernatural Mr Wilson
14
S My Father My Mother the Butler the Builder
24
My Father My Mother the Bentleys the Poodle
30
Scenes of Childhood
59
Madame Houdin
68
A Golden Legend
76
A Correspondence in The Times
84
Shadows of Death
108
A Winding Stair a Fox Hunt a Fulfilling Situation
116
My Mother Won the War
125
In Pimlico
132
Battles Long Ago
143
Troublemaker
153
Deep in the Forest
157
A Queen Remembered
173

The Young Sailor
90
The Golden Rose
96
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