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Decoding Air Travel hI ve nevereard of the author Lucy Wadham before Dragon's Curse (The Hearts of Dragons Book 1) (English Edition) however this book iser vivid autobiographical account of growing up in Chelsea and I found myself compelled to keep reading The book is part of a series celebrating 150 years of the London Underground although this one makes very little reference to it aside when she talks about Keys to the Ultimate Freedom her trips from Gloucester Road to King s CrossThis book paints a vivid picture of Britain in the 70s and 80s discussing typical counter culture attitudes and the impact of Thatcherism and I got the impression that Wadham is somewhat left wing iner political views mostly from er anger at the late mostly from er anger at the late Thatcher The title comes from the views that there are two types of people قصه‌های خوب برای بچه‌های خوب --- ۶ heads good people and straights bad people The fact that theeads are the ones who smoked marijuana should give some idea of the typical attitudes in the time when Wadham was growing upThe story focusses mainly on Wadham s family including Resilient her controlling Grandmother who decided to commit adultery in order to be granted a divorce and also talks at great length abouter sister s Rozwazania o Psalmach heroin addiction While I found it to be an interesting read I felt that there wasn t enough exploration of the author s own feelings and times it felt like she was just observinger family from the outside s own feelings and times it felt like she was just observing Grumpy, Frumpy, Happy, Snappy A Silly Monster Opposites Book her family from the outside chapter regardinger family s life in colonial Africa felt almost like fillerThis book is very short and can be read uickly overall I thought it was decent and would like to read other books by the same writer Great uick read good accompaniment to Viv Albertine s memoir Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys though there s less of all three in this which is really just a snapshot of a time and place Heads and Straights is a fantastic novella detailing Lucy Wadham S Family Wadham s family growing up in Chelsea with جامع التواریخ جلد 4 فهرست ها her sisters in the 1970s It s semi autobiographical the names ofer sisters are different but I m not sure about the content It s almost as though the family story is so outlandish that you couldn t make it up. From Lucy Wadham the bestselling author of The Secret Life of France an autobiographical tale of bohemians punk the King's Road in the 1970s and family part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground Lucy is a Chelsea girl brought up off the King's Road in the seventies when pun. Heads and Straights The Circle LineAnyway it really doesn t matter as the story is fascinatingthe are into everything such is fascinatingThe sisters are into everything punk and being as non Chelsea like a If you are between 40 and 60 and spent any of your youth in London do read this very short memoire What a wonderful book goodness she writes well By the time I d read about 10 pages I was on ordering some of er other books Wonderful account of growing up in Chelsea in the late 70s early 80s and a beautiful memoir of family relationships A lovely little book that follows the author s family tree I read it at one sitting in a Costa in Staines and the excursion to 1970s Chelsea was very welcome Heavy on anecdotes which made me want to read them aloud to friends and plenty of characters who are indeed characters but no plot to speak of other than the unrolling of time Less like the Circle Line than the Metropolitan in the way it wanders around the place Recommended really enjoyed this little book that is part of the Penguin Lines series which makes links with different london underground lines this one is about the circle line kind ofthe author writes about growing up in

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with er sisters and one brother and they are slightly posh slightly bohemian and kind of intellectual there are great bits about What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, her sisters the sisters made me think of The Virgin Suicides and also abouter grandma who knew virginia woolf Thirty-Eight Days (Thirty-Eight, her crazy uncle who did too much acid in San Francisco and about marrying french men lovely writing style that reminded me a bit of Esther Freud and the design and cover photo are great too Lucy Wadham offersere a rich and spicy recollection of 8 1/2 her life amonger parents colorful sisters eccentric grandmother and uncles in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s One of the passages that I delighted in reading was the following Eileen s the author s maternal grandmother who was a free spirit and a feminist love of Virginia Woolf was all encompassing It embraced not only the woman s work but also er prejudices the championing of Art above Commerce and the belief in Bea. K was in full bloom Her family comes in the wonderful tradition of English eccentrics In Heads and Straights she creates a funny moving account of a family eager to escape the confines of class Through interlocking tales of their extravagant and often self destructive journeys away from the Circle line stops of Sl.

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Uty as a portal to Truth She passed on Woolf s love of nature to us teaching us the names of trees and flowers an old world knowledge that would make us ridiculous to future boyfriends Her cure for birds that fell from their nests was a short spell in er bra I ll never forget the sight of a revived baby blackbird flying out of Garden of Snakes (House of Royals her bosom Our grandmother s Edwardian English made us sueal with laughter When we were wither pronunciation seemed to be a constant trap lying in wait for us However you thought something should be pronounced for Gran it was the opposite The mountain range should be pronounced Himarlias with the accent on the second syllable You were supposed to pronounce necessarily and customarily and all the
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words with stress on the first syllable and when she read to us she would roll New Testament Apocalyptic her r s say nardays for nowadays and whenever for whenever This is the second Lucy Wadham book that I ve read and enjoyed Sheas a knack for crafting the well turned phrase that conveys so much to the reader in terms of a person s emotional state 隠れていた宇宙 [Kakurete Ita Uchū] 2 her older sister Fly s struggles with aeroin addiction the atmosphere in a club in Chelsea or the large The Sorcerers Soul house in Kensington where Wadham lived with aost family whose ead was a peer in the House of Lords At 95 pages Heads and Straights represents one of the most satisfying and uickest reading experiences I ve ad thus far this year HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Middle class family explodes as parents cannot cope with their promiscuous drug taking daughters or their feminist not giving a shit mother in law Ultimately well written and enjoyable if a little self indulgent but does seem to completely miss the brief of being in some way connected to the Circle Line A token journey at the start just isn t Circle Line A token journey at the start just isn t and a tube journey towards the end doesn t even bother to mention what line it was on Enjoyable tale of a girl s memory of growing up in London with Satans Mistress her rebellious sisters Docked a star for not REALLYaving much to say about the circle line And uite a rushedabrupt ending. Oane Suare South Kensington and Gloucester Road Lucy evokes the collision between conformism and bohemian excess and the complicated class antipathies that flourished in that particular time and place In the end we are left wondering is it ever possible to escape or do we in our travels simply loop back on ourselv.

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