Sift: Memories of Childhood

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ISBN: 9781907605000
eISBN: 9781907605253
Dimensions: 134 mm x 204 mm
Pages: 168
Format: Hardback
Published: 5 Aug 2015
Price: £12.99

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“The secrets of family history and childhood experience build to a powerful and moving evocation of a time largely lost.” William Bedford, The Warwick Review

Sift is the memoir of writer and poet Lawrence Sail’s formative years in post-war Exeter. Sail paints a wonderfully evocative picture of British life in the 1940s and 50s, while exploring the richness and bafflements of a child’s life.

“Most families know the true history of time and chance – the sift of who and what survives, what is spoken of or glossed over; the stubborn objects outliving their owner’s passion for them; the oddities of fashion; the co-editing of memory, forgetfulness and the need to forget…”

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