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Chronicle of a Working Life

Monica Dickens

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ISBN : 9780750937849
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658 pages
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Chronicle of a Working Life is an omnibus of three classic books by Charles Dickenss great-granddaughter, Monica Dickens. Amusing, revealing and witty One Pair of Hands, One Pair of Feet, and My Turn to Make the Tea give a wonderful evocation of theMoreChronicle of a Working Life is an omnibus of three classic books by Charles Dickenss great-granddaughter, Monica Dickens. Amusing, revealing and witty One Pair of Hands, One Pair of Feet, and My Turn to Make the Tea give a wonderful evocation of the post-war years of the twenties and thirties. Surely, I thought, theres something more to life than just going to parties that one doesnt enjoy, with people one doesnt even like? So begins Monica Dickenss first career move as, bored of being a debutante, she is let loose on series of unsuspecting upper-class employers as a cook-general in One Pair of Hands. Cooking, cleaning and telling all in this deliciously funny memoir, written at the age of twenty-two, this was her first book. One Pair of Feet continues her adventures when she recounts her first, and only, year of training to be a nurse, and My Turn to Make the Tea completes the trilogy by telling of her time as a very junior, very enthusiastic reporter on a local newspaper.