Oleander, Jacaranda

Oleander, Jacaranda

A Childhood Perceived : A Memoir

Book - 1994
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The Booker Prize-winning author of Moon Tiger and Cleopatra's Sister now offers a poignant and bittersweet memoir of her unusual childhood, spent in England and Egypt--a thought-provoking exploration of the nature of childhood perception. 16 pages of photos.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060171063
Characteristics: ix, 133 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm


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Jul 26, 2010

For me, this book was not so interesting, although I think it could have been. The author spent quite a bit of time discussing how children remember and perceive their world. Her childhood, seemed to plod along... at her Egyptian grandparents house, neglected by her too-worldly mother, and educated by a narrow-minded, relatively uneducated nanny. By the time she got to her French grandmother's home, I gave up reading...


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