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This time next year we'll be laughing : a memoir / Jacqueline Winspear.


"After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her memoir tackles such difficult, poignant, and fascinating family memories as her paternal grandfather's shellshock, her mother's evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father's torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents' years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline's own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing is the story of a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641292696
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Soho, [2020]

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General Note:
Illustrations on endpapers.
Subject: Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- > Childhood and youth.
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- > Family.
Authors, English > 21st century > Biography.
Working class families > England > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 6 of 7 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 823.92 Wins (Text) 33294002104511 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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