Walled Gardens: Scenes from an Anglo-Irish Childhood

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Eland, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
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"Walled Gardens is a brilliant portrait of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, struggling through the post-war depression aided by drink, horse-racing and religion, and their own idiosyncratic adaptations to modern life. Seen from the troubled perspective of the daughter of an aristocratic family in decline, we watch the disintegration of a marriage in elegant but emotionally chilled surroundings, and the struggle to keep up appearances, and a collapsing roof, in front of the neighbours. By turns sad, absurd and funny, the story is ultimately liberating as failure leads to freedom."--Global Books in Print.

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Davis-Goff offers an evocative memoir of a young Protestant girl growing up in the Irish Republic in the mid-20th century. Compared to the general Irish population, hers was a privileged childhood of ... Read full review

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