Memoirs of a Child, Paperback / softback Book

Memoirs of a Child Paperback / softback

Part of the Lagerloef in English series

Paperback / softback

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In this second part of her notionally autobiographical trilogy, Selma Lagerloef broadens the perspective from the farm where she grew up to include the people and places around Lake Fryken in her beloved Varmland county.

The personal creation myth which she began in Marbacka continues here with a focus on the self-discipline and imagination needed to fulfil a childhood ambition to become an author.

It is hard work that sometimes means taking a stand against convention but also a deeply enriching process in a home steeped in storytelling and books.

The mature author reveals the roots of the young bibliophile's growing skill in deploying fiction to manipulate and embellish reality, producing a wryly charming, tongue-in-cheek account that we should beware of taking at face value.