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Kiss myself goodbye : the many lives of Aunt Munca

Title
Kiss myself goodbye : the many lives of Aunt Munca / Ferdinand Mount.
Author
Mount, Ferdinand, 1939-
Publication
London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2020.

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Description
ix, 262 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Autobiographies.
  • Biographies.
Contents
Angmering-on-Sea -- Georgie -- Buster -- Charters -- Brightside -- Crawford Mansions -- Eileen and Elizabeth -- W. F. -- Brightside revisited -- Seven hills.
Call Number
JFE 21-6677
ISBN
  • 9781472979421
  • 1472979427
LCCN
2020416558
Author
Mount, Ferdinand, 1939- author.
Title
Kiss myself goodbye : the many lives of Aunt Munca / Ferdinand Mount.
Publisher
London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2020.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
Aunt Munca never told the truth about anything. Calling herself after the mouse in a Beatrix Potter story, she was already a figure of mystery during the childhood of her nephew Ferdinand Mount. Half a century later, a series of startling revelations sets him off on a tortuous quest to find out who this extraordinary millionairess really was. What he discovers is shocking and irretrievably sad, involving multiple deceptions, false identities and abandonments. The story leads us from the back streets of Sheffield at the end of the Victorian age to the highest echelons of English society between the wars. Kiss Myself Goodbye is both an enchanting personal memoir like the author's bestselling Cold Cream, and a voyage into a vanished moral world. An unconventional tale of British social history told backwards, its cryptic and unforgettable protagonist Munca joins the ranks of memorable aunts in literature, from Dickens' Betsy Trotwood to Graham Greene's Aunt Augusta.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Research Call Number
JFE 21-6677
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