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The Other Side Of A Frontier

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Published December 31st 1984 by Robin Clark (first published 1984)
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Sep 16, 2012 Pippa rated it really liked it
Shelves: essays
I think this was the collection of essays I read. I liked it immensely, particularly the travel and autobiography. He seemed strangely blank on politics, but perhaps just didn't feel it was his domain (?) Another book I wanted to buy. :D
A nice selection of short stories, autobiography, criticism, travel and biography. The short stories were fine, especially the ones infused with post-war austerity--both material and spiritual.

An enlightening and perceptive self-analysis about growing up in a lower middle class family in which the father had dived headfirst into the Christian Science imported from the States.

Then on to a shy young man's maturation, poverty, and incipient career in Paris; I haven't read Down and Out... but I im
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Victor Sawdon Pritchett was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, the first of four children of Walter Sawdon Pritchett and Beatrice Helena (née Martin). His father, a London businessman in financial difficulties, had come to Ipswich to start a shop selling newspapers and stationery. The business was struggling and the couple were lodging over a toyshop at 41 St Nicholas Street where Pritchett was born on 16 ...more
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