Tag Archives | family secrets
Life is different when you live on an island. The sea is all important, whether or not you make you […]
Posted on 5 April 2013 | By Fence
17 Orchard Lane, in Bishopthorpe is a quiet, residential spot. Home to the respectable types; doctors and architects. You know […]
Posted on 29 August 2011 | By Fence | 2 responses
Cassy lives with her grandmother. Her practical, sensible, responsible grandmother. Her mother is a dreamer, unable to look after herself […]
Posted on 21 August 2011 | By Fence
ISBN: 9781406303940 In the end, it was her grandfather, William Hyde, who gave the unborn child her name. It is […]
Posted on 24 January 2011 | By Fence | 6 responses
Like many father, mine could occasionally be prevailed on for a spot of ‘airplane’.
This is the memoir of Alison Bechdel, her recollections of growing up in an emotionally-distant family, the role of literature in her, and her father’s, life, her identifying as a lesbian at college and coming out, by letter, to her parents. It is the story of growing up in a house that can seem more like a museum than a home. Of living in a funeral home. Of trying to connect with her father. All told in graphic form.
Posted on 26 June 2010 | By Fence
You never quite know what to hope for when you go to see a so-called black comedy/farce. I mean, the […]