Biography

Lorna Sage

Lorna Sage was professor of English at the University of East Anglia and twice dean of the faculty. She regularly reviewed for the Observer, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement and New York Times Book Review. Her previous books include Women in the House of Fiction (1992), The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English (1999) and a short monograph on Angela Carter. Bad Blood won the 2000 Whitbread Biography Award and the J.R.Ackerley Prize at the International Pen Awards in 2001. She died in January 2001.

Lorna Sage

Books by Lorna Sage

by Lorna Sage - Memoir, Nonfiction

Lorna Sage's adventure in autobiography is a searing and funny anatomy of three marriages that brings to life her girlhood in postwar provincial Britain. Her early childhood was dominated by her brilliant, bitter grandfather, a drinker, a womanizer, a vicar, exiled to a remote village on the Welsh borders. His wife loathed him, lived on memories, and shook her fist at any parishioner bold enough to call at the house. From the vicarage Lorna watched the fading away of the old world and the slow dissolve of her grandparents' disastrous Union.