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Tree That Grew in St. James Square

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The Tree That Grew in St. James Square by Louisa M Jenkins
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The recollections of Louisa Mowatt Mackenzie (Jenkins) of her growing-up years in a working-class neighbourhood of Edinburgh, Scotland, constitutes a valuable addition to the literature of the era. Though disguising her heroine as Susie, "The Tree That Grew in St. James Square" is clearly autobiographical. Susie takes up her story in two parts--her childhood years (1932-1937), and her adolescent years (1938-1942). Her photographic memory draws the reader into the joys and sorrows of street games, school dances, processions, Easter egg rolls, the death of her brother, her first love. Hers was a way of life experienced by thousands of Scots in those difficult times. How her large family coped with hardship but shared each other's trouble and triumphs is an absorbing tale deserving a permanent place in the history of Edinburgh, and indeed anywhere.--Lindsey Wilger Williams, "Charlotte Sun Herald"
Release date Australia
August 4th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
iUniverse
Pages
248
Dimensions
161x229x17
ISBN-13
9780595325375
Product ID
1800792

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