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Ation 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 childh. A compelling book not only because of the depth of feeling but also because I lived in that area through that period I ll keep the images and memories in my mind for ever Thank you Tim Imagine Me own bouts Beyond Temptation of depression Tim Lott conjures up the pebble dashed home Past Due Debt Collection of his childh. A compelling book not Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt only because The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of the depth

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The Scent of Dried Roses

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 explor. I came across this book by pure serendipity while waiting for the work lift The title leapt out at me from a shelf of otherwise prosaic biographies and intrigued I took a closer look I m very glad that I did The subject matter is hardly a light read the story of the author s struggle with depression and his mother s ensuing problems with the same condition and subseuent suicide But it is so beautifully written and such a perceptive analysis of the changing condition and lost worlds of what might be called the upper working class that it is thoroughly engrossing Lott s family move from inner west London to the working class suburb of Southall only to find

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Ood 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. I didn t get much out of this book I m not sure how much that s because I ve reached a saturation point for depression memoirs


10 thoughts on “The Scent of Dried Roses

  1. says:

    I came across this book by pure serendipity while waiting for the work lift The title leapt out at me from a shelf of otherwise prosaic biographies and intrigued I took a closer look I'm very glad that I did The subject matter is h

  2. says:

    I read this book because I live in Southall and Tim is one of the few writers who's written about where I live okay it's the other side of the Uxbridge road but still Actually it's a really interesting book about England and subtopia in general It also deals with depression suicide and so called 'mental illness'

  3. says:

    I totally loved this book which is not a novel especially the amazing evocations of life in the 1970s onward for working class people He has

  4. says:

    An interesting book the tone changing A very personal but oddly distant memoir

  5. says:

    I found this a tough read for the obvious reasons of subject matter of course but also because of the style tone and structure of the writingThere some sort of social treatise being explored but without any real sustained clarity warmth or engagement He is curiously detached about the emerging class that he grew up in and the decades that sha

  6. says:

    A compelling book not only because of the depth of feeling but also because I lived in that area through that period I'll keep the images and memories in my mind for ever Thank you Tim

  7. says:

    I particularly liked this book because the writer is the same age as I am and it is set in West London so I knew a lot of the places he referred to It was also an interesting and well written book

  8. says:

    I didn’t get much out of this book I’m not sure how much that’s because I’ve reached a saturation point for depressi

  9. says:

    Serendipitous find in 2nd hand bookshop and valued addition to my PMClassics collection Spine creases all the way through promised t

  10. says:

    This is as much a book about depression as it is a biography an autobiography a history of English upper working classlower middle cl

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