Walled Gardens : Scenes from an Anglo-Irish Childhood Paperback
"Walled Gardens" is a brilliant portrait of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, struggling through the post-war depression aided by drink, horse-racing and religion, and their own idiosyncratic adaptations to modern life.
Seen from the troubled perspective of the daughter of an aristocratic family in decline, we watch the disintegration of a marriage in elegant but emotionally chilled surroundings, and the struggle to keep up appearances, and a collapsing roof, in front of the neighbours.
By turns sad, absured and funny, the story is ultimately liberating as failure leads to freedom.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/11/2007
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781906011024