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[Read] ➼ Private Papers ➹ Margaret Forster – Appomattox-campaign.co To Penelope Butler the family was all the sole ambition of her adult life Three of her four daughters however had different ideas Rosemary rejected it; Jess was destroyed by it; Celia found it eluded To Penelope Butler the family was all the sole ambition of her adult life Three of her four daughters however had different ideas Rosemary rejected it; Jess was destroyed by it; Celia found it eluded her Only Emily pu.

Rsued her mother's ideal with disastrous resultsPenelope begins to record their family story as it unfolds But when Rosemary discovers these private papers she is enraged by her mother's distortions of the truth and p.

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ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á Margaret Forster was educated at the Carlisle and County High School for Girls From here she won an Open Scholarship to Somerville College Oxford where in 1960 she was awarded an honours degree in History From 1963 Margaret Forster worked as a novelist biographer and freelance literary critic contributing regularly to book programmes on television to Radio 4 and various newpapers and magazin

10 thoughts on “Private Papers

  1. John Purcell John Purcell says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers EpubInteresting structure and a fascinating read Daughter finds her mother's memoirs in a drawer and we the reader get to read the memoir and the daughter's notes or corrections Brilliant and brutal way to examine a life This should be a subgenre of its own A wonderful device


  2. Hilary Tesh Hilary Tesh says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers EpubRosemary discovers her mother's account of their family life and as she reads adds her own commentary I found this a fascinating read two views of the same events from two unreliable narrators each bringing their own beliefs attitudes and prejudices to the tale It's up to the reader then to pick their own truth from the story accepting that their judgements too will be subjective influenced by the reflection of their own family experiences This was not a cheerful read at times it was downright sad but I am developing a great admiration for Margaret Forster's writing and will definitely be reading of her books


  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers EpubThis is superb I really really do like Forster's books You forget that you are not in fact reading different people's accounts Forster writes so convincingly with two distinct voices I laughed at some of Rosemary's 'scribblings' she is such a strong character who tries to do the right thing but who is often misinterpreted You also feel some empathy for the mother It's a story of many sides; as the cover tag line states 'this is the portrait of a family no mother or daughter will fail to recognize'


  4. Ruth Brumby Ruth Brumby says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers EpubThe idea was a good one of a daughter reading and making notes on a mother's record of family life There was potential to explore truth purposes of writing family connections The book is in some rather claustrophobic sense powerful because it allows only these two viewpoints There is no interaction or conversation no description very little sense of tim


  5. Pat Kingham Pat Kingham says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers EpubAn excellent readA slow start and a little off putting in that I wasn't sure at the beginning whose version of events I was reading After a while it became clear as the characters evolved All in all a very sad story only Rosemary seemed to enjoy her life What a loss to the literary world All her books are so different Lady's Maid


  6. Maggie Maggie says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers Epubthis literally took me 2 months to read and I am normally pretty fast it gets interesting halfway through but I never really understood why the characters were all so unpleasant and unlikeable Margaret forster is pretty hit or miss for me I guess I will say when it got interesting it kept me engaged and I had trouble deciding whether to give it two or three stars


  7. Lizzie Lizzie says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers EpubI liked it a lot even though it didn't really have a story arc Mum is writing a fulsome and regretful history of her family mourning all the things that didn’t turn out as she’d hoped and what happened to her daughters and how different it all should have been Her sparkiest daughter is reading along and writing about her irritation about everything Mum is saying Disappointed because she never married? Hardly A death in the family stretches everyone but doesn’t change much which is what would probably happen in real life so that's fine


  8. Mystica Mystica says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers EpubPenelope our main character is the Mother she is also now old Her children are all grown up and rather patronizing and condescending of her behavior both present and past Particularly the past Penelope was brought up in an orphanage and married very young a doctor who volunteered in WWII and never came back She single handedly brought up her large family and in her opinion family came first and hence she put their needs before anyone else'sThe story told in two characters both Penelope and her eldest daughter Rosemary are alternate both overpowering strong characters who thought their way was the best It is a story of how most families operate A lot of give and take a lot of forgiving and forgetting and putting aside differences for the good of all The story of the Butler family is told against the fabric of breakout of WWII and the massive changes that took place socially This was particularly so for women and women of the older generation like Penelope got caught in the middle n


  9. Anne Tucker Anne Tucker says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers Epubreally enjoyed this book if enjoyed is the right word It was harrowing and terribly sad in parts and as the story of different family members' perceptions of what happens between them vry so wildly it is at time


  10. Kirsty Darbyshire Kirsty Darbyshire says:

    ePUB appomattox campaign.co ☆ Private Papers Kindle á private pdf, papers kindle, Private Papers EpubA good book but didn't engage me as much as other books by the same author have done It's basically a two hander Rosemary is reading through her mother's diary cum memoir and interjecting with her own views on events as Penelope relates the story of her life and family from her own point of view Generally I like to see a story told from two different viewpoints neither of which can be relied on too much and I'm also uite happy to read about characters I don't like or don't find sympathetic Although I liked the switching of the narration and I alternately liked and disliked both the narrators I ended up disliking pretty much everyone in the book and not caring what happened to any of them Ultimately I was happy to put it down and move on


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