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The Idea of Home: Autobiographical Essays

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A collection of autobiographical essays in which John Huges reflects on growing up in Cessnock, in a household rules by memories of the Ukraine, which his mother and grandparents had to flee during the Second World War.
Paperback, 207 pages
Published 2004 by Giramondo Publishing Compay
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Brenda Kittelty
May 29, 2012 Brenda Kittelty rated it it was ok


I was completely uninspired by this book. As a book group choice I felt I had to persevere but I'd struggle to find much complimentary to say about it.
Rachel Beaver
Aug 02, 2012 Rachel Beaver rated it did not like it
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This is going to sound incredibly awful... But I found this book to be a piece of self-indulgent navel gazing. Never went into much detail - the most interesting essay was the last one, purely because it had some detail of Mr Hughes' university life & his time at Cambridge.
The lack of any detail (&/or anything particularly interesting to say), made me wonder at his purpose in writing the book in the first place?
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