Download PDF by Richard Cobb: Still Life: Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood

By Richard Cobb

ISBN-10: 0571242766

ISBN-13: 9780571242764

ISBN-10: 0753150808

ISBN-13: 9780753150801

Still lifestyles: Sketches from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood (the sub-title is necessary) used to be first released in 1984. It received the J.R. Ackerley Prize for Literary Biography in that 12 months. it's a vintage between middle-class memoirs. In twenty-one brief chapters the city is vividly anatomized. So too are its citizens: meet Dr score and, better of all, meet the Limbury-Buses dwelling a lifetime of contented ossification.

'Cobb recollects, and that, in addition to his redeeming freedom from all traditional criteria of dignity and relevance, is what makes this offbeat, capricious publication an extraordinary treasure'. John Carey, Sunday Times

'A amazing feat of constructing purest autobiography a part of a normal, social history... Cobb has damaged one of many strangest silences in English social observation; at the lacking heritage of the English bourgeoisie'. Michael Neve, Times Literary Supplement

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