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Kiss Myself Goodbye: The Many Lives of Aunt Munca

Kiss Myself Goodbye: The Many Lives of Aunt Munca (Hardback)

By Mount, Ferdinand

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Aunt Munca never told the truth about anything. Calling herself after the mouse in a Beatrix Potter story, she was already a figure of mystery during the childhood of her nephew Ferdinand Mount. Half a century later, a series of startling revelations sets him off on a tortuous qu...est to find out who this extraordinary millionairess really was. What he discovers is shocking and irretrievably sad, involving multiple deceptions, false identities and abandonments. The story leads us from the back streets of Sheffield at the end of the Victorian age to the highest echelons of English society between the wars. Kiss Myself Goodbye is both an enchanting personal memoir like the author's bestselling Cold Cream, and a voyage into a vanished moral world. An unconventional tale of British social history told backwards, its cryptic and unforgettable protagonist Munca joins the ranks of memorable aunts in literature, from Dickens's Betsy Trotwood to Auntie Mame and Graham Greene's Aunt Augusta.
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ISBN 9781472979421
Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781472979421
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Continuum
Released 5 Jan 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Mount, Ferdinand
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Family History
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 941.082092
Weight 542g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - Social life and customs - 20th century
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade