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Lorna Sage

Bad Blood

Lorna Sage Bad Blood A Memoir
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Blood trickles down through every generation, seeps into every marriage. An international bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Biography Award, Bad Blood is a tragicomic memoir of one woman's escape from a claustrophobic childhood in post-World War II Britain and the story of three generations of the author's family and its marriages.

In one of the most extraordinary memoirs of recent years, Bad Blood brings alive in vivid detail a time -- the '40s and '50s -- not so distant from us but now disappeared. As a portrait of a family and a young girl's place in it, it is unsurpassed.

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“An award-winning memoir of courageous escape.”

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“Deeply affecting and beautifully written.”

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“Deserves special notice… The intensely personal story will resonate with more than just Anglophiles.”

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“Deserves to become a classic.”

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“Extraordinary… Should stand out for its combination of powerful writing, wicked black humor and social history.”

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“In Bad Blood, [Sage] has written a classic.”

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“Magnificent. . . . A superb memoir of a daughter of the 1950s who got knocked up, but not knocked down.”

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“Shockingly frank, but also witty, passionate, and utterly lacking self-pity — and surprisingly uplifting.”

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Bestselling author Lorna Sage delivers the tragicomic memoirof her escape from a claustrophobic childhood in post-WWII Britain—and thestory of the weddings and relationships that defined three generations of herfamily—in Bad Blood, an internationalbestseller and the winner of the coveted Whitbread Biography Award. Readers ofbooks like Angela’s Ashes and The Liar’s Club as well as fans ofSage’s own lucid and penetrating writing will be captivated by the book thatthe New York Times Book Review said“fills us with wonder and gratitude. . . . Few literary critics have everwritten anything so memorable.”


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