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  1. says:

    I read this book when it was first published and have reread it recently to find out about her experience working with ENSA as one of

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    Not having read the collection of letters about her war work yet this is probably the nearest book that describes English life as experienced by Grenfell during the war years It also is direct than the others because she is honest an

  3. says:

    Absolutely excellent Joyce is a delight Such beautifully written letters I feel like I really got to know her

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    I have to put my hand on my heart here and be perfectly honest I just couldn't get into this at all I did give it a couple of goes but after reading three or four letters I had to give up again I'm not sure why I didn't like it I'll usually read anything but I think it was because I really didn't know any of the characters in it The letters also seemed disjointed and without an interest in who was being written about I soon los

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Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Joyce Grenfell

The Pleasure and In Pleasant Places James Roose Evans is best known for his work in the theatre including the one woman revue Re Joyce which starred Maureen Lipman as Grenfell. Absolutely excellent Joyce is a delight Such beautifully written letters I feel like I really got to know her

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Darling Ma Letters to Her Mother 1932 44

Darling Ma is how Joyce Grenfell began every one of these entertaining gossipy revealing letters to her mother in the USA They cover Joyce's rise from radio critic on The Obser. I read this book when it was first published and have reread it recently to find out about her experience working with ENSA as one of the characters in my forthcoming novel joins ENSA at the beginning of World War 2 I found the book interesting and I enjoyed Joyce s idiosyncratic style of writing but Joyce did not have to endure the hardships of ordinary performers for she could always afford to stay in comfortable hotels at her own expense or else she was invited to stay with influential and titled friends Because of the special privileges she was granted the book did not really serve the purpose of giving me insight into the experiences of an ordinary ENSA performerI admired Joyce Grenfell s work but I m afraid this book exposed her as extremely snobbish with strong prejudice against Jewish people except for the pianist Myra Hess whose musical gifts she admired Roman Catholics and variety artistes like the Two Leslies who went on an ENSA tour with her To be fair perhaps she was a product of her upper class upbringing at that particular time As someone else has mentioned she would have written frankly to her mother than she did in her autobiography The book was published nearly twenty years after her death so she would not have expected her private letters to have been published for public consumption

Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Joyce Grenfell

Ver to the popular star of stage and screen and are imbued with her inimitable enthusiastic personality Joyce Grenfell wrote two volumes of autobiography Joyce Grenfell Reuests. Not having read the collection of letters about her war work yet this is probably the nearest book that describes English life as experienced by Grenfell during the war years It also is direct than the others because she is honest and exasperated about her family whether it s Ma or her brother Tommy and especially Aunt Nora Astor The tragedy of Tommy s disintegrating first marriage and what that means to his oldest son can be felt from Joyce s viewpoint who obviously often took care of the boyMost of the letters cover the years from 1936 to 1944 but the letter she sent from her ENSA days aren t in here Occasional reproductions of her drawings from the letters are included and again some pictures from her own collection in the middle Although we know how many letter she wrote I m amazed how easy her handwriting is to read still This is another great nightcap read because the letters lend themselves to starting and stopping