The Ugly One

The Ugly One : Childhood Memoirs, 1913-39

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In this memoir, Lady Hermione Ranfurly recounts her early life: a life of great privilege but also of great private tragedy. Hermione learns how to deal with change and how also to cope with loss, as her parents face financial problems and divorce, and her beloved brother is killed at more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 110 x 180 x 15mm | 143g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 24pp b&w photographs
  • 0140274081
  • 9780140274080

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Written with almost childlike simplicity, this personal account of a life and period of exaggerated extremes takes you unawares. The complete absence of any pretension or self-consciousness leaves Lady Hermione Ranfurly's story open and intimate, laying out a history for the reader. Such straightforward writing is nowhere to be seen in today's generation of self-analysis, and makes a refreshing and emotional reminder of some of life's more fundamental importances. (Kirkus UK)show more

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