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The House In South Road Joyce Storey

The House In South Road By Joyce Storey

The House In South Road by Joyce Storey

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Destined to join the ranks of Laurie Lee's, Helen Forrester's and William Woodruff's autobiographical classics of the 20th Century, THE HOUSE IN SOUTH ROAD evokes in marvellously vivid colours, the ordinary story of an extraordinary working-class woman's life.

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The House In South Road by Joyce Storey

In this new edition of Joyce Storey's autobiography, the previous three editions are amalgamated and the complete story of her life is told. Born near Bristol in 1917, Joyce began her autobiography at age 66. THE HOUSE IN SOUTH ROAD follows her pre-war life in Bristol, an era of corset and chocolate factories, of 'service' and glamorous silent movies. With a brilliant eye for the comic in the tragic Joyce unfolds her experiences at school, her first job, her first love and a mismatched marriage. During the war Joyce is a mother of two and her RAF husband is rarely on leave. She fights on the home front; air raids, in-laws, machine work and poverty. After the war Joyce begins to enjoy the luxury of a prefab house, first holidays, the growing independence of her four children, but suffers a breakdown in her marriage and her husband's final illness. With humour and intelligence Joyce Storey charts a good deal of the 20th Century.

About Joyce Storey

Now deceased, Joyce Storey won the Raymond Williams Memorial Award for OUR JOYCE and JOYCE'S WAR when they were first published by Virago. The editor, Pat Thorne is her daughter.

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The House In South Road by Joyce Storey
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