Period piece a cambridge childhood is an autobiographical memoir by the english wood engraver gwen raverat covering her childhood in late 19th century cambridge society the book includes anecdotes about and illustrations of many of her extended family see darwin wedgwood family. A presentation given at the cambridge literary festival on april 6th 2014 in the winstanley lecture theatre whewells court trinity college by william pryor with the actress anne harvey william in the preface to her masterpiece of a childhood memoir period piece my grandmother gwen raverat makes it clear that anne this is a circular. Period piece offers a uniquely intimate glimpse into cambridge life and society at the end of the 19th century with mrs raverat being charles darwins granddaughter the darwin shadow rests over the entire book but remains incorporeal because darwin died before the author was even born. To celebrate 50 years in print this is a special edition of this classic and much loved work gwen raverat the grand daughter of charles darwin described this memoir of her late victorian cambridge childhood as a drawing of the world when i was young. 1953 seventh impression 282 pages no dust jacket blue pictorial boards clean pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges inscription on front endpaper with a few small nicks to text block edges sunning along spine and board edg
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