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When We Were Young: A Compendium of Childhood John Burningham

When We Were Young: A Compendium of Childhood

John Burningham

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ISBN : 9780747571810
Hardcover
312 pages
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In John Burninghams enchanting compendium of childhood, the well-known and the unknown contribute funny, moving, magical, and sometimes dark childhood memories. Among them are Michael Palins account of his first family seaside holiday, DonnaMoreIn John Burninghams enchanting compendium of childhood, the well-known and the unknown contribute funny, moving, magical, and sometimes dark childhood memories. Among them are Michael Palins account of his first family seaside holiday, Donna Tartts affecting encounter with a hummingbird, and Seamus Heaneys recollection of a crashed Cadburys chocolate truck. Whether the childhoods are from the war years or later, from the town or the country, ordinary or unbelievable, the book is full of rare insights into the other country of the past. Woven into the mix is a rich selection of quotations and more than 50 of John Burninghams witty and distinctive illustrations.