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The ventricle of memory : a memoir / Shelagh Duckham Cox.

By: Cox, Shelagh.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Shelagh Duckham Cox, 2017Description: 265 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473363864; 0473363860.Subject(s): Cox, Shelagh | Sociologists -- New Zealand -- Biography | Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Biography | Women -- New Zealand -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.Summary: "In 1940 at the age of five, Shelagh Duckham was evacuated with her family to North Wales where she spent the war years. They moved to Washington D.C. in 1945 when her father was offered the post of British Agricultural Attache to the U.S.A. The family was repatriated to England in 1950 and Shelagh’s teenage and university years were lived in a land of post-war austerity. In 1966, as ‘ten-pound Poms’, she emigrated with her husband and three small children from the city of Oxford to the small town of Levin, New Zealand. Her first thirty years were lived against a background of remarkable events. Describing the idiosyncratic characters of her parents and the many other interesting people in her life, Shelagh writes beautifully and insightfully about her childhood and early adulthood. She weaves historical events into her personal narrative and remembers the frequent loneliness and struggle in her own life, while observing the world around her with the eye of both a writer and a sociologist." -- Provided by publisher.
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In 1940 at the age of five, Shelagh Duckham Cox was evacuated with her family to North Wales where she spent the war years. They moved to Washington D.C. in 1945 when her father was offered the post of British Agricultural Attache to the U.S.A. The family was repatriated to England in 1950 and Shelagh's teenage and university years were lived in a land of post-war austerity. In 1966, as 'ten-pound Poms', she emigrated with her husband and three small children from the city of Oxford to the small town of Levin, New Zealand. Her first thirty years were lived against a background of remarkable events. Describing the idiosyncratic characters of her parents and the many other interesting people in her life, Shelagh writes beautifully and insightfully about her childhood and early adulthood. She weaves historical events into her personal narrative and remembers the frequent loneliness and struggle in her own life , while observing the world around her with the eye of both a writer and a sociologist.

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"In 1940 at the age of five, Shelagh Duckham was evacuated with her family to North Wales where she spent the war years. They moved to Washington D.C. in 1945 when her father was offered the post of British Agricultural Attache to the U.S.A. The family was repatriated to England in 1950 and Shelagh’s teenage and university years were lived in a land of post-war austerity. In 1966, as ‘ten-pound Poms’, she emigrated with her husband and three small children from the city of Oxford to the small town of Levin, New Zealand. Her first thirty years were lived against a background of remarkable events. Describing the
idiosyncratic characters of her parents and the many other interesting people in her life, Shelagh writes beautifully and insightfully about her childhood and early adulthood. She weaves historical events into her personal narrative and remembers the frequent loneliness and struggle in her own life, while observing the world around her with the eye of both a writer and a sociologist." -- Provided by publisher.