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Selective Memory - An Autobiography - Katharine Whitehorn

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On her husband's choice of neckwear: Did you buy that tie?' 'Of course I did - how do you think I got it?' 'I assumed it had been given away free with something.'Katharine Whitehorn pioneered the first of the personal columns. She told us how it really was. She was funny - and smart. For nearly 40 years the Observer's star columnist, she is also famous for Cooking in a Bedsitter. Much loved for her frankness and honesty, her autobiography is about family, studying at Roedean, work on Fleet Street and about her long marriage to the recently deceased crime writer Gavin Lyall. 'Marriage is the water in which you swim, the land you live in . . . once a widow you have to learn to live in another country in which you are an unwelcome refugee.'
This is a hardback book in very good condition. The bottom end of the spine is bumped. The top and fore-edge of the text block have darkened.
The dustjacket is in very good condition. The bottom end of the spine is bumped as is the bottom of the front right corner. Shelf wear to edges. Light surface scratchings to the back cover.

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Author(s):
Whitehorn, Katharine
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Reprint 2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1844082407
ISBN-13:
9781844082407
Number of pages:
269
Publisher:
Virago
Title:
Selective Memory

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On her husband's choice of neckwear: Did you buy that tie?' 'Of course I did - how do you think I got it?' 'I assumed it had been given away free with something.'Katharine Whitehorn pioneered the first of the personal columns. She told us how it really was. She was funny - and smart. For nearly 40 years the Observer's star columnist, she is also famous for Cooking in a Bedsitter. Much loved for her frankness and honesty, her autobiography is about family, studying at Roedean, work on Fleet Street and about her long marriage to the recently deceased crime writer Gavin Lyall. 'Marriage is the water in which you swim, the land you live in . . . once a widow you have to learn to live in another country in which you are an unwelcome refugee.'
This is a hardback book in very good condition. The bottom end of the spine is bumped. The top and fore-edge of the text block have darkened.
The dustjacket is in very good condition. The bottom end of the spine is bumped as is the bottom of the front right corner. Shelf wear to edges. Light surface scratchings to the back cover.

Author(s):
Whitehorn, Katharine
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Reprint 2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1844082407
ISBN-13:
9781844082407
Number of pages:
269
Publisher:
Virago
Title:
Selective Memory

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