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This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing

(2020)
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“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne Lamott

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her Kentish childhood and her family’s resilience in the face of war and privation. 

 
After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating family memories as her paternal grandfather's shellshock, her mother's evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents’ years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline’s own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception.
 
An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing is the story of a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory.



Hardback Editions

November 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 1-64129-269-5 / 978-1-64129-269-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU