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Room Upstairs Audiobook

Room Upstairs

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A grim, relentless story, with touches of the macabre, about a proud woman hanging grimly on to what is left of her well-remembered past; a mad woman ready to kill to preserve her peace of mind.

Great-granddaughter to Charles Dickens, Monica (1915-1992) was born into an upper-middle-class family. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London for throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge - Dickens then decided to go into service, despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, One Pair Of Hands, in 1939. Dickens married an American Navy officer, Roy O. Stratton, and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but the majority of writing continued to be set in Britain. Her book of 1953, No More Meadows, reflected her work with the NSPCC and she later helped to found the American Samaritans in Massachusetts. Between 1970 and 1971 she wrote a series of children's books known as The World's End series which dealt with rescuing animals, and to some extent children. After the death of her husband in 1985, Dickens returned to England where she continued to write until her death, aged 77.

©1966 Monica Dickens (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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    Maureen Les PerquesFrance 10/11/2013
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    I have to say that overall I found the plot confused and somewhat boring. Maybe this was just me. This was the first time I had heard or read anything by Monica Dickens and despite the narrator's compelling storytelling I am unsure that I will reaching for anything by this author again in the forseeable future. It would be good to hear this narrator again but with something more to my taste.

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