Source:West, Rebecca. Family Memories

Source Family memories
Author West, Rebecca
Evans, Faith
Year range 1850 - 1983
Surname Andrews, Fairfield, Mackenzie, West
Subject Biography, Family tree, History
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Publisher Lime Tree
Date issued c1987
Place issued London
West, Rebecca, and Faith Evans. Family memories. (London: Lime Tree, c1987).
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Rebecca West’s wise and entertaining memoir. Published posthumously, this family history and memoir offers keen insight into the origins of Rebecca West and her work.

Working on Family Memories for over twenty years, West set out to narrate the story of her mother’s, father’s and husband’s unique and talented families. As in her novels, the richly drawn characters of her heritage and childhood traverse a diverse landscape, from Scotland to Australia to Africa, encountering love, loss, and a panoply of challenges. Although fans will recognize many settings, characters, and themes from her novels, West’s exploration of her family stands on its own as an engaging narrative. Told with her compelling voice, West’s chronicles reflect not only the importance of family to identity, but to the way one relates to the larger world.

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