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Keeping Mum Brian Thompson

Keeping Mum By Brian Thompson

Keeping Mum by Brian Thompson


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Summary

Mum and Dad - Squibs and Bert - were a complete mystery to Brian Thompson, as he grew up in Cambridge and London during the 1940s. His mother danced with the Yanks all night and slept under a fake fur coat all day, and when his father bothered to come home, he resolutely discouraged Brian in everything.

Keeping Mum Summary

Keeping Mum: A Wartime Childhood by Brian Thompson

'The prefect antidote to the 'misery memior'.' -- The Judges, Costa Book Award 2006 for Biography

Mum and Dad - Squibs and Bert - were a complete mystery to Brian Thompson, as he grew up in Cambridge and London during the 1940s. His mother danced with the Yanks all night and slept under a fake fur coat all day, and when his father bothered to come home, he resolutely discouraged Brian in everything. Whilst other children were evacuated out of the big cities, Brian found himself travelling into London, and spent much of the war with an eccentric crowd of ribald relations.

Keeping Mum Reviews

'A a beautifully judged account of an era usually doused in
generalised sentiment' -- Daily Telegraph

'A a beautifully judged account of an era usually doused in generalised sentiment' -- Daily Telegraph

'Beautifully written and enormously entertaining' -- Scotsman

'Beautifully written and enormously entertaining' -- The Scotsman

'Funny and terrifying in turns' -- The Sunday Times

'One of the funniest - and darkest - war memoirs you'll ever
read... a spellbinding story.' -- Daily Mail

'The prefect antidote to the 'misery memior'.'
-- The Judges, Costa Book Award 2006 for Biography

?One of the funniest ? and darkest ? war memoirs you?ll ever read? a spellbinding story.? -- Daily Mail

-- Daily Mail

About Brian Thompson

BRIAN THOMPSON was born in Lambeth, London in 1935. After vigorous rescue remedies applied by two grammar schools, he read English at Cambridge. Since 1973 he has written for a living as a radio and television playwright and documentary film maker. His first volume of memoir, Keeping Mum, was published by Atlantic in 2006 and the second volume, Clever Girl, was published in 2007. He is also the author of several acclaimed biographies including A Monkey Among Crocodiles and The Nightmare of a Victorian Bestseller. The Widow's Secret is his first novel. He lives in Oxford.

Additional information

GOR001762681
9781843544975
1843544970
Keeping Mum: A Wartime Childhood by Brian Thompson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Atlantic Books
20060201
240
Winner of PEN/Ackerley Prize 2007
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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