The Scent of Dried Roses: One Family and the End of English Suburbia ? an Elegy
Tim Lott s parents, Jack and Jean, met at the Empire Snooker Hall, Ealing, in 1951, in a world that to him now seems as strange as China . In this extraordinarily moving exploration of his parents lives, his mother s inexplicable suicide in her late fifties and his own bouts of depression, Tim Lott conjures up the pebble-dashed home of his childhood and the rapidly changing landscape of postwar suburban England. It is a story of grief, loss and dislocation, yet also of the power of memory and the bonds of family love.
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