Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood by Gwen Raverat

Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood by Gwen Raverat

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'A drawing of the world when I was young.' So Gwen Raverat, the grand-daughter of Charles Darwin, described Period Piece, her classic memoir of a Cambridge childhood, which since its initial publication in 1952 has never been out of print. Vividly evoking a bygone era, it is a shrewd, touching and comic portrait of her eccentric relations, and of Cambridge society in a time when it was restricted enough to be treated as an extension of the family. As a child she thought it impossible that she would ever succeed as an artist, and yet the observations of the small incidents in her life, recorded here both in word and drawing, reveal an artist's careful eye.

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SKU GOR001226929
Title Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood
Author By (author) Gwen Raverat
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 1974
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0571067425
ISBN 13 9780571067428
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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'A drawing of the world when I was young.' So Gwen Raverat, the grand-daughter of Charles Darwin, described Period Piece, her classic memoir of a Cambridge childhood, which since its initial publication in 1952 has never been out of print. Vividly evoking a bygone era, it is a shrewd, touching and comic portrait of her eccentric relations, and of Cambridge society in a time when it was restricted enough to be treated as an extension of the family. As a child she thought it impossible that she would ever succeed as an artist, and yet the observations of the small incidents in her life, recorded here both in word and drawing, reveal an artist's careful eye.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001226929
Title Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood
Author By (author) Gwen Raverat
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 1974
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0571067425
ISBN 13 9780571067428
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No