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Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood

Manley, Rachel

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ISBN 10: 9768100982 / ISBN 13: 9789768100986
Published by Ian Randle Publishers Limited, Kingston, C.S.O., Jamaica, 1996
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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"Rachel Manley's DRUMBLAIR is not just a sensitivity crafted biography of a localle of intellectual and creative artisic ferment; it is a brilliant portrait of an entire society's exciting anguished period of 'becoming' seen through the eyes of innocent childhood, turbulent adolescence and ripening maturity. What a Feast!" {Rex Nettleford}. This book has 418 pages and is illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 023250

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Title: Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood

Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers Limited, Kingston, C.S.O., Jamaica

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Rachel Manley, granddaughter and daughter of two of Jamaica's national leaders, tells the story of the brilliant and artistic Manleys, Jamaica's most prominent and glamorous political family, and the house in which they lived, Drumblair. Manley vividly recreates the world in which she came of age in this intimate and captivating memoir of the people who most changed Jamaica's intellectual, social, and cultural landscape.

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"...Vividly, enchantingly described..." --Marian Fowler, Toronto Star


"The biography of a time and place. Reading Drumblair is to revisit an old autograph book, to wonder at childhood perceptions, and to grow up in the midst of a romantic post-World War II curiosity." -Austin Clarke, The Globe and Mail

"A brilliant portrait of an entire society's exciting anguished period of becoming, seen through the eyes of innocent childhood, turbulent adolescence and ripening maturity. What a feast!" -Dr. Rex Nettleford, O.M., Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies

"A sensitive and invaluable memoir. Admirable in its reticence and accurate in its mood." -Derek Walcott, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Poetry


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