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Author Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013.

Title Alfred and Emily / Doris Lessing.

Publication Info. New York : Harper, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  823.914 LESSING    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B LESSING    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F LESSING    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC LESSING, D    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  F LESSING, D.    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  FIC LESSING    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  LESSING    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Adult Fiction  LESSING c.2  Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Biographies  B LESSING FAMILY L    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC LESSING    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary In this book, the 2007 Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, each irrevocably damaged by the Great War. Her father wanted the simple life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed him in the trenches, and thereafter he had to wear a wooden leg. Her mother, Emily, spent the war nursing the wounded in the Royal Free Hospital after her great love, a doctor, drowned in the Channel. In the fictional first half of Alfred and Emily, Doris Lessing imagines the happier lives her parents might have made for themselves had there been no war. This is followed by an examination of their relationship as it actually was in the shadow of the Great War, of the family's move to Africa, and of the impact of her parents' marriage on a young woman growing up in a strange land.
Subject Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013 -- Family -- Fiction.
Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013 -- Family.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Casualties -- Biography.
Amputees -- Great Britain -- Biography.
British -- Zimbabwe -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780060834883
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