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Rhys, Jean

'An unfinished autobiography' is an attempt by Jean Rhys to set the record straight over the hurt she carried that people judged her as a drifter, and for her 'vagabondage'.

Part 1 dips into her childhood as a white Creole in the West indies and Part 2 - 'It Began to Grow Cold' - focuses on her life in England.

Despite a resurgence of interest in 'Wild Sargasso Sea' after being forgotten for 20 years, Rhys hit tough times, none of which is sugar-coated in these short vignettes.

Foreword by Diana Athill, with her own biographical sketch.



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Publisher: Andre Deutsch. First English edition 1979
Owner signature, top edge dusty, else fine in dustwrapper.

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