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Heads and Straights The Circle Line kindle ë Paperback read À [Read] ➲ Heads and Straights The Circle Line ➺ Lucy Wadham – Gwairsoft.co.uk From Lucy Wadham the bestselling author of The Secret Life of France an autobiographical tale of bohemians punk the King's Road in the 1970s and family part of a From Lucy Wadham the Straights The PDFEPUB #189 bestselling author of The Secret Life of France an autobiographical tale of bohemians punk the King's Road in the s and family part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground Lucy is a Chelsea girl brought up off the King's Road in the seventies when punk Lucy Wadham offers here a rich and spicy recollection of her life among her parents colorful sisters eccentric grandmother and uncles in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s One of the passages that I delighted in reading was the following“Eileen’s the author’s maternal grandmother who was a free spirit and a feminist love of Virginia Woolf was all encompassing It embraced not only the woman’s work but also her prejudices the championing of Art above Commerce and the belief in Beauty as a portal to Truth She passed on Woolf’s love of nature to us teaching us the names of trees and flowers an old world knowledge that would make us ridiculous to future boyfriends Her cure for birds that fell from their nests was a short spell in her bra I’ll never forget the sight of a revived baby blackbird flying out of her bosom “ Our grandmother’s Edwardian English made us sueal with laughter When we were with her pronunciation seemed to be a constant trap lying in wait for us However you thought something should be pronounced for Gran it was the opposite The mountain range should be pronounced ‘Himarlias’ with the accent on the second syllable You were supposed to pronounce necessarily and customarily and all the ‘airily’ words with the stress on the first syllable and when she read to us she would roll her ‘r’s’ say nardays for nowadays and whenever for whenever”This is the second Lucy Wadham book that I've read and enjoyed She has a knack for crafting the well turned phrase that conveys so much to the reader in terms of a person's emotional state her older sister Fly's struggles with a heroin addiction the atmosphere in a club in Chelsea or the large house in Kensington where Wadham lived with a host family whose head was a peer in the House of Lords At 95 pages Heads and Straights represents one of the most satisfying and uickest reading experiences I've had thus far this year HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Was in full bloom Her family comes in the wonderful tradition of English eccentrics In Heads and Straights she creates a funny Heads and MOBI #234 moving account of a family eager to escape the confines of class Through interlocking tales of their extravagant and often self destructive journeys away from the Circle line stops of Sloane Su What a wonderful book goodness she writes well By the time I'd read about 10 pages I was on ordering some of her other books Wonderful account of growing up in Chelsea in the late 70s early 80s and a beautiful memoir of family relationships

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Heads and Straights The Circle LineAre South Kensington and Gloucester Road Lucy evokes the collision between conformism and bohemian excess and the complicated class antipathies that flourished in that particular time and place In the end we are left wondering is it ever possible to escape or do we in our travels simply loop back and Straights The PDFEPUB #193 on ourselve Heads and Straights is a fantastic novella detailing Lucy Wadham’s family life growing up in Chelsea with her sisters in the 1970s It’s semi autobiographical the names of her sisters are different but I’m not sure about the content It’s almost as though the family story is so outlandish that you couldn’t make it up Anyway it really doesn’t matter as the story is fascinatingThe sisters are into everything such as punk and being as non Chelsea like as they possibly can drugs protests Mockney accents Each of the sisters could have their own full length novel about their antics What is just as fascinating is the story of the girls’ grandmother who shuns wealth and marriage but reluctantly enters into it when she is given a riding school of her own Desperate for a divorce she commits adultery and ends up with a daughter who is her exact opposite – definitely a ‘Straight’ while the girls and their grandmother are all ‘Heads’ The story moves at a cracking pace discussing mental health drug use time in colonial Africa and the general problems of growing up especially when your father loses his business There are some sad moments but overall the story is upbeat witty and enthralling I hadn’t heard of Lucy Wadham prior to this book but if she writes about her family I will line up to be the first to buy ithttpsamstillreadingwordpresscom