↠ The Upstairs People || ☆ PDF Read by ☆ Jennifer Dawson

  • Title: The Upstairs People
  • Author: Jennifer Dawson
  • ISBN: 9780860689973
  • Page: 214
  • Format: None

  • A young daughter sees through her mother s self dramatization and pretensions when she is warned against people who do not see what a wonder it is to be alive The author s first book, The Ha Ha , won the James Tait Black Memorial Award and was produced on television and stage.
    Jennifer Dawson
    Jennifer Dawson was born and brought up in Kennington and Camberwell, South London with her three sisters and one brother She was educated at Mary Datchelor School in Camberwell.Jennifer read History at St Anne s College, Oxford During her time at Oxford University she suffered a breakdown and spent several months in the Warneford Hospital, Oxford.After graduating in 1954, Jennifer worked variously as a teacher in a convent in Laval, France, as a subeditor and indexer for the Clarendon Press and Oxford University Press on two encyclopaedias and the supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, as a welfare worker in London s East End and as a social worker in a psychiatric hospital in Worcester In 1959 she was awarded the Dawes Hicks Scholarship for Philosophy to study at University College, London.Jennifer marched in the ground breaking Aldermaston marches organised by the emerging Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the late 1950s and early 1960s She met her husband Michael Hinton, an Oxford philosophy don, on the 1963 Aldermaston march.Jennifer s experience as a mental health professional and as a patient formed the basis for her critically acclaimed 1961 debut novel The Ha Ha which explores a young woman s experience of schizophrenia and the mental health care system.Jennifer and her husband lived for many years in Charlbury near Oxford.An Obituary for Jennifer Dawson by Polly Patullo and Elizabeth Mitchell was published in The Guardian on 26 October 2000.


    Jennifer Dawson is one of those rare authors who has had both old work and new work published in Virago green. Her 1961, James Tait Black prize-winning, debut novel, ‘The Ha Ha’ was revived as a Virago Modern Classic, and two later novels, ‘Judasland’ and ‘The Upstairs People were published as Virago New Fiction in the 1980s.I spotted ‘The Upstairs People’ in a charity shop because the spine was a very familiar shade of green, a shade that always, always catches my eye. The author [...]

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