This time next year we'll be laughing

DAISY Sound Recording
Published 2021
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The author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her family's resilience in the face of war and privation. After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her story tackles the difficult, poignant, and fascinating family accounts of her paternal grandfathers shellshock; her mothe'rs evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents' years living with Romany gypsies; and Winspear's own childhood picking hops and fruit on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, "This time next year we'll be laughing" chronicles a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory. 2020.

DAISY edition.
Computer data (1 file : 139 mb).
1 computer laser optical disc (10 hrs., 8 min.) : sound, 12cm.
Other Title:
This time next year we will be laughing.
Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
Narrator: Jacqueline Winspear.
Audio and text.
Issued also in online resource format.
DAISY reproduction. [Prince Frederick] : Recorded Books, Inc., 2020.
Reproduced from: [Prince Frederick] : Recorded Books, Inc., 2020. 9781705005163
Digital to DAISY.
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps.
System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player. Also plays in CD-MP3 player or computer with MP3-capable software.
Studio original.
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