Mavis Nicholson Martha Jane & Me

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Martha Jane & Me

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As a girl in the 1930s and 1940s, television interviewer Mavis Nicholson lived in a small terraced house crammed with grandparents, parents, a brother, and a sister. In this memoir, she describes the daily round, the weekly highlight of the Kinema, Jerusalem Chapel, the boys, and the gradual awakening to life beyond the Ferry. And, above all, the bittersweet memories of the possessive, baleful, increasingly bitter Martha Jane, her grandmother and the dominant figure in Mavis' young life.

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Mavis Nicholson was born into an extraordinarily ordinary family in South Wales and grew up in the world of the working classes as they lived through two world wars and changing fortunes both globally and close to home. In this rather lovely autobiography, Nicholson speaks fondly and pragmatically of her nearest and dearest, recalling with all the clarity and simplicity of a child the neighborhood of her youth. She gradually peels away the layers of her memory as she tells the story of the little girl who grew up to be one of Britain's most compassionate and well-respected newswomen.

Fond memories of the terraced home she shared with her parents and grandparents and her younger twin siblings are deliciously intertwined with recollections of a burgeoning spirit of adventure fueled by new best friends, bus rides to Woolworths, and regular trips to the cinema. The psychological insight she interlaces through these tales belies Mavis's tender age as she wends her way through childhood. Martha Jane & Me is a gracious, likable memoir in which Nicholson's unquestioning acceptance of, and fondness for, the characters and events that shaped her young life shines brightly; it is filled with the kind of captivating detail that instantly transports the reader to the very heart of a small town in South Wales, where the going was sometimes tough, but the tough just got on with it. --Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk

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Mavis Nicholson is a television personality who has hosted several programs in Great Britain, including Good AfternoonMavis Catches Up With . . . , and Mavis on 4.

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