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Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare
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Mar 06, 14

bookshelves: published-1922, autumn-2011, e-book
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Overbylass and Esther
Recommended for: Wandaful, Brazilliant, AM-Hayesing
Read from October 01 to 29, 2011

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First line - Some years ago a brief account of me found its way into one or two country newspapers

Cannot work out if this is 1921 or 1922 first publication year as there is conflicting information on the net.

quin·sy (kw n z ). n. Acute inflammation of the tonsils and the surrounding tissue, often leading to the formation of an abscess. ...

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from the Guardian - De la Mare's preoccupation with the Brontës is unsubtle (Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre get several direct references) and, on occasion, the first-person narrative slips into the parodic. But Memoirs of a Midget is a triumphant work of fiction: a portrait of a complex heroine who the reader will ultimately find quite as compelling as Jane or Cathy.
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A kitchen floor covered in cockroaches *shudder*"

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Bettie☯ Thanks Esther - this book has some memorable scenes however I would be hard pushed to call it the 'triumphant work' category that The Guardian alludes to.

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