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Morphine and dolly mixtures

Carol-Ann Courtney

Morphine and dolly mixtures

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published: Cardiff: Honno, 1989.

StatementCarol-Ann Courtney.
The Physical Object
Pagination213p.
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14949149M
ISBN 100140149619
OCLC/WorldCa655873250

Bombsites and Lollipops is another memoir set in the slums and hovels of London in the 's, yet with a very different tone to it. Perhaps when you are very ill you want to be held, as you would hold your own children … I allow four words that have been waiting in the wings to step forward Her first marriage at that age resulted in her first three children. It never occurred to me to remove the book from the room and take it to the decidedly more comfortable sofa. I want my mother. Hyam's has been praised for her honesty and truthfulness in her writing and her attitudes towards her parents can be shocking at times.

If you like or hate! At a time when poverty and deprivation were rife and community was everything, Jacky lived a life of almost unheard of luxury, provided for by her father's black market deals and illegal betting. Strangely, we rarely speak about our sight, only perhaps if something has disturbed one of us and we are reassured. Not all is as rosy as it seems from the outside as a growing darkness spreads from within and threatens to bring everything tumbling down around them faster than a blitz bombing. I have yet to read the sequel, White Boots and Miniskirts which gives an account of life in London's swinging sixties, but I am eager to. In life took a dramatic change whereby she found herself working for a housing association, and security followed when she met and married her present husband David, an architect.

Al A Bahmani to whom this book is dedicated. The world through Caroline's eyes is a sad and daunting place yet you also feel the love and warmth within the family unit between Caroline and her siblings, and even sometimes her father. This book is powerful, visual and arresting. He diagnosed the sight loss as a Macular Degeneration. This he treats with Laucentis Injections which attempts to stem the tide of dimming sight. I love hearing from people!


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Morphine and dolly mixtures book

I was hoping for more insight into life in post-war London and Jacky's experiences cannot be described as typical of the era, but the book was neverthelss entertaining and moving in places.

Cover photo by Michael Isaac Caroline was eleven years old when her father accused her of murdering her mother. Cover: still from TV series ——, 3rd imp. There were other books there but those ones stood out in my mind. For reasons of her own, their mother entrusted their care to her stepson, Morphine and dolly mixtures book year-old travelling journalist, not long back from reporting the Vietnam war, with a young family of his own.

This he treats with Laucentis Injections which attempts to stem the tide of dimming sight. The sequel, A Shilling for the Axe-man, covers this period until her first marriage at sixteen, which resulted in her first three children.

I didn't know what the morphine in the title referred to, but I knew what dolly mixtures were and I assumed that the book would be a variation on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

After a lifetime of running away from it, and as a mother herself, her bemusement appears almost as great as ours. Occasionally my mum or dad would find me lying on the carpeted floor of the toilet reading one of those books, normally with a cat curled up next to me.

It wasn't, and I learnt some things that I was probably too young to properly understand, but that book has stuck in my memory ever since. His most recent work of criticism is After Bakhtin: essays on fiction and criticism It brings to life the north London slums of the mid-fifties as we follow the plight of a vulnerable child at the mercy of an erratic and all-powerful father, watched helplessly from the sidelines by the local community, and inefficiently dealt with by the social services of the day.

Posted by. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. Strangely, we rarely speak about our sight, only perhaps if something has disturbed one of us and we are reassured. Unhappily the marriage failed and for many years Carol-Ann and her children faced homelessness.

While not unashamedly experimental, Dolly Mixtures wears the heavily matted regret of its inevitable errors-of omission and otherwise—as a sheepish mark of respect for theory-on-the-hoof. If you like or hate!

Some of the girls have dogs and talk to them and about them as they are after all, not just guides, but their family. Written in the 's, Morphine and Dolly Mixture is the story of a childhood no child should be forced to endure.

Her father, unemployed and suffering from lung cancer, was addicted to the morphine prescribed for his illness. Bombsites and Lollipops is another memoir set in the slums and hovels of London in the 's, yet with a very different tone to it.

You see the effects of drug dependency on a family already struggling and living in poverty, flashes of the man her father used to be when he loved and supported his family before his dependency on morphine, and the desperation in Caroline as she tries to protect her siblings innocence for as long as possible.

He diagnosed the sight loss as a Macular Degeneration. The early chapters were worse for this than the later ones and I did enjoy the section on Australia's relationship with sheep, but overall this was simply too wordy for me and my attention kept wandering.

This is probably Interesting topic, but the prose was so purple it became almost unreadable at times. Feel free to comment. This is probably better used as a textbook for biology students; the layman will want to look elsewhere for a less dense and multisyllabic account of Dolly's life.

I was a bright child but distinctly lacking in common sense. He has lectured and addressed conferences in many countries in Europe and further afield.

He holds a doctorate from the University of Birmingham, where he taught in the English Department from towhen he retired to become a full-time writer. At a time when poverty and deprivation were rife and community was everything, Jacky lived a life of almost unheard of luxury, provided for by her father's black market deals and illegal betting.

But cancer, it turns out, is her madeleine.Carol-Ann Courtney is the author of Morphine and Dolly Mixtures ( avg rating, 19 ratings, 0 reviews, published ) and A Shilling for the Axe-man (/5(24). She now lives in Penarth, South Wales, and has five children, and three grandchildren.

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Carol-Ann is at present working on another book. __ Morphine & Dolly Mixtures won first prize for prose in the Welsh Arts Council awards and was listed among the top twenty titles of the Feminist Book Fortnight.

Mar 21,  · While the creation of Dolly the sheep, the world's most famous clone, triggered an enormous amount of discussion about human cloning, in Dolly Mixtures the anthropologist Sarah Franklin looks beyond that much-rehearsed controversy to some of the other reasons why the iconic animal's birth and death were significant.

Building on the work of historians and anthropologists,/5. Buy Morphine And Dolly Mixtures Film & TV Tie-in ed by Carol-Ann Courtney (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(14).

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