Reading Women Book Club January: Bad Blood


We will be discussing Bad Blood at our Reading Women Club on Wednesday 22nd January at 10.45am. If you would like to join us, please email, or put a note in the box below when you purchase the book.

One of the most critically acclaimed memoirs ever written.

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Lorna sage’s outstanding memoir of her childhood and adolescence brings to life her eccentric family and bizarre upbringing in rural Wales.

The period is evoked through a wickedly funny and deeply intelligent account: from the 1940s, dominated for Lorna by her dissolute but charismatic vicar grandfather, through the 1950s, where the invention of fish fingers revolutionised the lives of housewives like Lorna’s mother, to the brink of the 1960s, where Lorna’s pregnancy at 16 outraged those around her, an event her grandmother blamed on `the fiendish invention of sex’. Bad Blood vividly and wittily explores a vanished time and place, and illuminate the lives of three generations of women.

Paperback; 288 pages; 298g;