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An Angel At My Table : The Complete Autobiography, Paperback / softback Book

An Angel At My Table : The Complete Autobiography Paperback / softback

Part of the Virago Modern Classics series

Paperback / softback


One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ...

A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction.

It is a heroic story, and told with such engaging tone, humorous perspective and imaginative power' Michael Holroyd, Sunday TimesAfter being misdiagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman, Janet Frame spent several years in psychiatric institutions.

She escaped undergoing a lobotomy when it was discovered that she had just won a national literary prize.

She then went on to become New Zealand's most acclaimed writer.

As she says more than once in this autobiography: 'My writing saved me.'This edition contains all three volumes of Frame's autobiography: To the Is-Land, An Angel at My Table and An Envoy from Mirror City. 'One of the most beautiful and moving books I have ever read . . . A masterpiece . . . Janet's autobiography had an enormous effect on me. She struck a blow right to my heart' Jane Campion


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