In The Blood

In The Blood

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''For most people childhood ends slowly, so nobody can see where one part of life finishes and the next bit starts. But my childhood has ended suddenly. In a day.''IN THE BLOOD is Andrew Motion's beautifully delivered memoir of growing-up in post-war England - an unforgettable evocation of family life, school life, and country life. It also tells the story of how these worlds were shattered, when Motion's mother suffered a terrible riding accident.The tragedy shadows the book, feeding its mood of elegy as well as its celebratory vigilance. Told from a teenage child's point of view, without the benefit of hindsight, Motion captures the pathos and puzzlement of childhood with great clarity of expression and freshness of memory. We encounter a strange but beguiling extended family, a profound love of the natural world, and a growing passion for books and writing.
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  • CD-Audio
  • 129 x 143 x 25mm | 178g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 014180713X
  • 9780141807133

About Sir Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion has received numerous awards for his work, including the Arvon/Observer Prize, the Whitbread Prize for Biography and Somerset Maugham Award. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In May 1999 he was appointed Poet Laureate.
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