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A Little Learning - A Victorian Childhood

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Title:A Little Learning - A Victorian Childhood
Price:AUD$60.00 (about USD$40.70)
Book ID:LB00-228626
Publisher:Faber, London, 1952
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Faber, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition

Lady Winifred Peck (n�e Knox), born 1882, was a member of a remarkable family. Her father was Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, the fourth Bishop of Manchester, and her siblings were E. V. Knox, editor of Punch magazine, Ronald Knox, theologian and writer, Dilly Knox, cryptographer, Wilfred Lawrence Knox, clergyman, and Ethel Knox. Peck�s niece was the Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Fitzgerald who wrote a biography of her father, E. V. Knox, and her uncles, entitled The Knox Brothers. She read Modern History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Her first book was a biography of Louis IX in 1909. In 1911 she married James Peck, a British civil servant, who was awarded a knighthood in 1938. They had three children. In 1919 she began her novel-writing career which saw twenty-five books over a period of forty years, including House-Bound (1942) which was reprinted in 2007 by Persephone Books. She also wrote two books about her own childhood, A Little Learning (1952) and Home for the Holidays (1955). 191 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 228626.
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