This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing By Jacqueline Winspear

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This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing By Jacqueline Winspear


Book/Novel Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Book/Novel Title: This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing

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“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne LamottThe New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her family’s resilience in the face of war and privation.   After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step ofturning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her familyhistory. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her story tacklesthe difficult, poignant, and fascinating family accounts of her paternalgrandfather’s shellshock; her mother’s evacuation from London duringthe Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father’s torturous assignmentto an explosives team during WWII; her parents’ years living with Romany Gypsies; and Winspear’s own childhood picking hops and fruit on farmsin rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being awriter at its very inception.   An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing chronicles a childhood in the English countryside, of working classindomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the priceof memory.

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