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Confessions Of A Failed Southern Lady : Virago Modern Classics - Florence King

Confessions Of A Failed Southern Lady

Virago Modern Classics

By: Florence King, Sandi Toksvig (Introduction by)


Published: 1st June 2006
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Granny worked so hard at my rearing. She was a frustrated ladysmith and I was her last chance. . . This is the story of my years on her anvil. Whether she succeeded in making a lady out of me is for you to decide, but I will say one thing in my own favour before we begin. No matter which sex I went to bed with, I never smoked on the street.'

When Florence King was born, her Granny, a would-be Virginia grande dame, moved in. 'Anybody could have a family,' writes Miss King. 'She wanted a race all to herself.' Granny's dream of raising the perfect Southern belle failed dismally with her own daughter, a chain-smoking, baseball-playing tomboy given to wild expletives. Florence is Granny's last hope . . .

'Ought to be printed with a mechanism for turning down the volume of the reader . . . Outrageous and laugh-out-loud funny' Sandi Toksvig 'I've never read so many perfect one-liners . . . This book is dynamite. Don't miss it' Jeanette Winterson ' I beg anyone with a bone of humour in their body to rush out and purchase it' Gerald Durrell 'One of the funniest writers around' Cosmopolitan 'Scabrous humour that turns the pages blue' Sunday Telegraph 'A sensationally funny writer' Guardian 'A stunning book, a masterpiece' LA Times 'She leaves more Old South traditions in shreds than Gen. William T. Sherman . . . Should appeal to all belles, Southern or not, failed or not' Atlanta Journal-Constitution 'Witty, intelligent, freewheeling' Newsday 'An outrageous commentator on men, women and other sources of amusement, particularly the Southern variety' Chicago Sun-Times

ISBN: 9781844081288
ISBN-10: 1844081281
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2006
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.9 x 19.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1