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DAUGHTER OF THE EMPIRE: A Coming-of-Age Memoir by Frances Hunter

DAUGHTER OF THE EMPIRE: A Coming-of-Age Memoir

by Frances Hunter

220 pages
This memoir is a compelling evocation of another time and way of life as experienced through the eyes and voice of a growing girl. After early years in New York City, she travels to various parts of the far-flung British Empire and copes with her disruptive life and bewildering parents.

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About the Book
Daughter of the Empire is a compelling evocation of another time and way of life as experienced through the eyes and voice of the child, Frances, during her journey to adulthood. From her earliest memories until she leaves home, she tries to cope with her disruptive life and the bewildering adults that populate it. Curious and na´ve, she observe and eavesdrops. Her comments are often unintentionally funny. Through her travels from New York City to various parts of the then far-flung British Empire we experience her separation from friends, multiple changes of schools, and her ongoing search for a sense of identity and belonging. This memoir is a relentless, clear-eyed seeing and showing of a childhood with no illusions or evasions.

 

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About the Author
Frances Hunter Frances Hunter was born in the USA but grew up in Barbados, British Guiana, Canada, and Mauritius. She married a South African lawyer, and their four children were born while they lived in Northern Rhodesia. Subsequently, she lived and worked in South Africa during the apartheid era with experiences narrated in her previous memoir On the Edge. She practiced as a social worker in Johannesburg with a brief stint as a journalist and has had a long love affair with writing. She lives in a cohousing community in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

 

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