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My Animal Life, Paperback / softback Book

My Animal Life Paperback / softback


How do you become a writer, and why?Maggie Gee's journey starts a long way from the literary world in a small family in post-war Britain,.

At seventeen, Maggie goes, a lamb to the slaughter, to university.

From the 1960s onwards she lives the defining events of her generation: the coming of the Pill and sexual freedom, tremors in the British layer-cake of class and race.

In the 1980s, Maggie finally gets published, falls in love, marries and has a daughter - but for the next three decades and beyond, she survives, and sometimes thrives, by writing. This frank, bold memoir dares to explore the big questions: success and failure, sex, death and parenthood - our animal life.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations, ports.
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781846590900

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