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              Books by Alison Light

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              Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism Between the Wars
               

              Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism Between the Wars (Paperback)

              By Light, Alison

              • RRP: $98.99
              • $98.99
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              Shows how ideas of nation identity were bound up with notions of femininity and private life during the period between the wars. Alison Light looks at a range of writers from Ivy Compton-Burnett and Daphne du Maurier to Agatha Christie.

              ISBN 9780415861892
              Released NZ 12 Dec 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism Between the Wars
               

              Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism Between the Wars (Hardback)

              By Light, Alison

              • RRP: $285.00
              • $285.00
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              Shows how ideas of national identity were bound up with notions of femininity and private life during the period between the wars. Light looks at a range of writers from Ivy Compton-Burnett and Daphne du Maurier to Agatha Christie.

              ISBN 9780415016612
              Released NZ 7 Nov 1991
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Common People: The History of An English Family
               

              Common People: The History of An English Family (Paperback)

              By Light, Alison

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              Family history is a massive phenomenon of our times but what are we after when we go in search of our ancestors? Beginning with her grandparents, the author moves between the present and the past, in an extraordinary series of journeys over two centuries, across Britain and beyon...d.
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              ISBN 9780141039862
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Rebecca Notebook: and other memories
               

              The Rebecca Notebook: and other memories (Paperback, New edition)

              By Du Maurier, Daphne; Introduction by Light, Alison

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              An investigation of the creation of one of the most famous novels of all time.

              ISBN 9781844080908
              Released NZ 14 Apr 2005
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Virago modern classics
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              Theatres of Memory: v. 2: Island Stories - Unravelling Britain
                

              Theatres of Memory: v. 2: Island Stories - Unravelling Britain (Paperback, New edition)

              By Samuel, Raphael; Volume editor Light, Alison; etc.

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              A collection of essays which offer a testimony of the dialogue between the present and the past.

              ISBN 9781859841907
              Released NZ 1 Jul 1999
              Publisher Verso Books
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Common People: The History of An English Family
                

              Common People: The History of An English Family (EPUB ebook)

              By Light, Alison

              Family history is a massive phenomenon of our times but what are we after when we go in search of our ancestors? Beginning with her grandparents, the author moves between the present and the past, in an extraordinary series of journeys over two centuries, across Britain and beyon...d.
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              ISBN 9780241145913
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Mrs Woolf and the Servants: The Hidden Heart of Domestic Service
                

              Mrs Woolf and the Servants: The Hidden Heart of Domestic Service (EPUB ebook)

              By Light, Alison

              Through Virginia Woolf's, a feminist and a bohemian, extensive diaries and letters and brilliant detective work, this title chronicles the lives of those forgotten women who worked behind the scenes in Bloomsbury, and their fraught relations with one of the twentieth century's gr...eatest writers. It explores the hidden history of service.
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              ISBN 9780141902135
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              Language en
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2007
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              A Radical Romance: A Memoir of Love, Grief and Consolation

              A Radical Romance: A Memoir of Love, Grief and Consolation (Hardback)

              By Light, Alison

              • RRP: $50.00
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              A luminous memoir of love and grief from the author of Common People Alison Light met the radical social historian, Raphael Samuel, in London in 1986. Twenty years her senior, Raphael was a charismatic figure on the British Left, utterly driven by his work and by a commitment to ...collective politics. Within a year they were married. Within ten, Raphael would be dead. Theirs was an attraction of opposites - he from a Jewish Communist family with its roots in Russia and Eastern Europe, she from the English working class. In this chronicle of a passionate marriage, Alison Light peels back the layers of their time together, its intimacies and its estrangements. She tells of moving into Raphael's cluttered eighteenth century house in Spitalfields and into his equally full, unconventional life; of the whirlwind of change outside their door which brutally transformed London's old East End districts; of being widowed at 41, and finding inspiration in her friendship with Raphael's mother. Finally she reflects on the power of mourning and how it shapes a life. Through its frank and touching account of a marriage between two very different people, it celebrates the capacity we all have to share our lives and to change our selves.
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              ISBN 9780241244500
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Common People: In Pursuit of My Ancestors
               

              Common People: In Pursuit of My Ancestors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Light, Alison

              • RRP: $38.99
              • $38.99
              • Internationally sourced

              Family history begins with missing persons, Alison Light writes in Common People. We wonder about those we ve lost, and those we never knew, about the long skein that led to us, and to here, and to now. So we start exploring. Most of us, however, give up a few generations back. W...e run into a gap, get embarrassed by a ne er-do-well, or simply find our ancestors are less glamorous than we d hoped. That didn t stop Alison Light: in the last weeks of her father s life, she embarked on an attempt to trace the history of her family as far back as she could reasonably go. The result is a clear-eyed, fascinating, frequently moving account of the lives of everyday people, of the tough decisions and hard work, the good luck and bad breaks, that chart the course of a life. Light s forebears servants, sailors, farm workers were among the poorest, traveling the country looking for work; they left few lasting marks on the world. But through her painstaking work in archives, and her ability to make the people and struggles of the past come alive, Light reminds us that every life, even glimpsed through the chinks of the census, has its surprises and secrets. What she did for the servants of Bloomsbury in her celebrated Mrs. Woolf and the Servants Light does here for her own ancestors, and, by extension, everyone s: draws their experiences from the shadows of the past and helps us understand their lives, estranged from us by time yet inextricably interwoven with our own. Family history, in her hands, becomes a new kind of public history.
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              ISBN 9780226420851
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2016
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Radical Romance: A Memoir of Love, Grief and Consolation
                

              A Radical Romance: A Memoir of Love, Grief and Consolation (Paperback)

              By Light, Alison

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $26.00
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              • Pub Date
                6 Aug 20

              An extraordinary portrait of a marriage from the author of Common People Alison Light met the radical social historian, Raphael Samuel, in London in 1986. Twenty years her senior, Raphael was a charismatic figure on the British Left, utterly driven by his work and by a commitment... to collective politics. Within a year they were married. Within ten, Raphael would be dead. In this chronicle of a passionate marriage, Alison Light peels back the layers of their time together, its intimacies and its estrangements. She tells of moving into Raphael's cluttered 18th-century house in Spitalfields and into his equally full, unconventional life; of the whirlwind of change outside their door which brutally transformed London's old East End districts; of being widowed at 41, and learning to live again in the wake of devastating grief. Luminous, inspiring and deeply intelligent, A Radical Romance is an unforgettable account of love and loss.
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              ISBN 9780241975350
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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