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The Great Western Beach free pdf The Great Western Beach is Emma Smith's wonderfully atmospheric memoir of a 1920s childhood in Newquay, Cornwall. She recalls the rocks, the sea, the beaches, the picnics, the teas and pasties, the bracing walks, the tennis tournaments and bathing parties, the curious residents and fascinating holiday-makers - relishing every glorious, salty detail. But above all this is a portrait of a family from the astonishingly clear-eyed perspective of a nine-year-old girl: her furious, frustrated father, perpetually on his way to becoming a world famous artist but suffering the indignity of being a lowly bank clerk- her beautiful, unperceptive mother, made for better things perhaps but at least, with three fiances killed in the Great War, married with children at last- the twins, fearless, defiant Pam and sickly, bewildered Jim, for whom life is always an uphill climb, and baby Harvey, brought on the same winds of change that mean that life, with all its complication and wonder, cannot stay still and the Cornish playground of Emma's childhood will one day be lost forever.

About Emma Smith

Emma Smith was born in Cornwall in 1923. During World War II she volunteered to work on the canals as a boatwoman. Later, these experiences would become the basis for her memoir Maidens' Trip, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 1946, Smith went to India with a team of documentary film-makers including Laurie Lee. She then moved to Paris and wrote the novel The Far Cry, based on her time in India. It became her second bestseller and was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1949. Emma Smith went on to write a further novel and numerous successful children's books. Since 1980 she has lived in Putney, London.

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Author : Emma Smith
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 01 June 2009
ISBN : 0747596611
EAN : 9780747596615
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    Free Book Download. The Great Western Beach is Emma Smith's wonderfully atmospheric memoir of a 1920s childhood in Newquay, Cornwall. She recalls the rocks, the sea, the beaches, the picnics, the teas