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❰Reading❯ ➿ Period Piece Author Gwen Raverat – Nessville.me At the close of 1952 Bettrand Russell wrote to Gwen Raverat that he had been reading Period Piece “with the very greatest delight” Raverat’s memories of childhood and coming of age during the fiReading Period Piece Author Gwen Raverat Nessvilleme At the close of 1952 Bettrand Russell wrote to Gwen Raverat that he had been reading Period Piece “with the very greatest delight” Raverat’s memor

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Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì Gwen Mary Darwin was born in Cambridge in ; she was the daughter of Sir George Howard Darwin and his wife Maud Lady Darwin née Maud du Puy She was the granddaughter of the naturalist Charles Darwin and first cousin of the poet Frances Cornford née DarwinShe married the French painter Jacues Raverat in They were active in the Bloomsbury Group and Rupert Brooke's Neo Pagan group unti.

10 thoughts on “Period Piece

  1. Paul Paul says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleThis is a memoir of a Cambridge childhood in the 1890s and early 1900s Gwen Raverat was an artist and wood engraver and also a granddaughter of Charles Darwin Much of this memoir recalls her large and eccentric family especially her many aunts and uncles and her mother’s rather odd ideas about parenting All the art work in the book is done by Raverat The memoir is themed so each chapter covers a different topic Education propriety childhood fears religion clothes uncles and aunts theories Newnham Grange the family home Down House the Darwin family home sports society ladies and a chapter about her mother’s early life Raverat writes with humour and a sharp wit“The first religious experience that I can remember is getting under the nursery


  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleRaverat was a granddaughter of Charles Darwin the first child of his son George but never got to meet him as he died three years before her birth Her book has the subt


  3. Caroline Caroline says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleThis was the third time I’ve read this fabulous book and it gets better and better with each readingGwen Raverat was Charles Darwin’s granddaughter living an idyllic and rather crazy Victorian childhood in the bliss that is Cambridge with a lot of her


  4. William Pryor William Pryor says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleMy grandmother's book was a classic almost on the day she wrote it in 1952 just 4 years before she died Its circular shape is unusual for a memoir she bundles together her memories under subjects eg Uncles ie the sons of Charles Darwin and adds considerably to its charm Despite this lack of narrative beginning middle and end the uality and wit of her writing carries you through to the end in a trice helped considerably by her telling pen and ink drawings No wonder the book is s


  5. Kirsty Kirsty says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleCambridge is my local city and it is one which I absolutely adore I will happily read anything which is set within it This was recommended to me by Lucy who told me that it was an absolutely lovely book and one which was well worth a readGwen Raverat is the granddaughter of Charles Darwin so along with the setting the anthropological aspect interested me too The places which she describes throughout are familiar to me and I loved being able to picture the scenes exactly as they are and in most cases how they have remained for centuries Throughout lovely illustrations can be found all of them by Raverat her


  6. Ali Ali says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleI don’t read as much non fiction as I sometimes think I should – and I’m certainly not one to force the issue but Period Piece represents the kind of non fiction book I like bes


  7. Diane Barnes Diane Barnes says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleWhat a wonderful charming witty beautiful memoir of growing up in a large loving eccentric family the Darwin's in England before WW1 Superbly written it made me nostalgic for a childhood filled with the freedom to run free and use your imagination to amuse yourself This memoir does not read in chronological order but is instead divided into subjects such as Uncles Aunts Clothing Religion Amusements etc I gave this book 4 stars because it was a joy to read


  8. Lorna Lorna says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleI'd forgotten about this book A relatable funny memoir I particularly remember the description of Charles Darwin's wife Gwen's grandmother reading to the children and changing the stories as she went along skipping the sad parts and changing the endings to happy ones Like Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love but tender Full of joy and cosiness but with just as much wit and edge


  9. Baelor Baelor says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece Kindle Period Piece offers a uniuely intimate glimpse into Cambridge life and society at the end of the 19th century With Mrs Raverat being Charles Darwin's granddaughter the Darwin shadow rests over the entire book but remains incorporeal because Darwin died before the author was even born Raverat made the excellent decision to organize her book topically rather than chronologically; this is made possible by her family's geographical immobility in the environs of Cambridge her education as a teenager at boarding school takes up only a few pages Such an


  10. Sylvester Sylvester says:

    Paperback Ý Period Piece PDF/EPUB Ì period epub, piece ebok, Period Piece KindleThis has been my Year of the Memoir I don't know how many I've read but this one must be the best yet Gwen Raverat is witty and feisty and her pen and ink illustrations are the icing on the cake I liked that she organized her memoir by topic rather than keeping to chronology to


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