The Pattern in the Carpet, A Personal History With Jigsaws

The Pattern in the Carpet, A Personal History With Jigsaws

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The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws is an original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and many others relief from melancholy and depression. Alongside curious facts and discoveries about jigsaw puzzles did you know that the 1929 stock market crash was followed by a boom in puzzle sales? Drabble introduces us to her beloved Auntie Phyl, and describes childhood visits to the house in Long Bennington on the Great North Road, their first trip to London together, the books they read, the jigsaws they completed. She offers penetrating sketches of her parents, her siblings, and her children; she shares her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, on art and writing, on aging and memory. And she does so with her customary intelligence, energy, and wit. This is a memoir like no other.


Baker & Taylor
The author offers an innovative mix of memoir, jigsaw-puzzle history, and the strange delights of puzzling, in a book where she offers penetrating sketches of her family members and shares her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, on art and writing, and on aging and memory.

Blackwell North Amer
Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and many others relief from melancholy and depression. Alongside curious facts and discoveries about jigsaw puzzles - did you know that the 1929 stock market crash was followed by a boom in puzzle sales? - Drabble introduces us to her beloved Auntie Phyl, and describes childhood visits to the house in Long Bennington on the Great North Road, their first trip to London together, the books they read, the jigsaws they completed. She offers penetrating sketches of her parents, her siblings, and her children; she shares her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, on art and writing, on aging and memory.

Baker
& Taylor

The author offers an innovative mix of memoir, jigsaw-puzzle history, and the strange delights of puzzling, with sketches of her family members and her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, art, and writing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780547241449
0547241445
Branch Call Number: 823x DRABB DRABB

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