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Single Journey Only by Ursula Owen

Single Journey Only: A Memoir

Ursula Owen

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Imprint: Salt Publishing
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publication date: 15 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781784631871

Ursula Owen's wide-ranging memoir begins with her fleeing Nazi Germany, explores her education and travels, her life in Egypt, Lebanon and the USA, explores her successful publishing career, her campaigning for freedom of expression, and ends with her still feeling an outsider while playing vital roles at the cultural heart of contemporary Britain.

4 stars out of 5
Sue Gaisford
20 Sep 2019

"She writes with an endearing modesty: her style is simple and direct. Imbued with the effort of achieving scrupulous accuracy, her frankness is disarming"

She writes with an endearing modesty: her style is simple and direct. Imbued with the effort of achieving scrupulous accuracy, her frankness is disarming. She was married for some years to the historian Roger Owen, with whom she travelled to Libya, Cairo and America, but she left the marriage soon after they adopted a baby daughter, and was thereafter given, she says with a touch of ruefulness, to “leaping into affairs without thinking of the consequences”. Some of the lovers she names, others are, you might say, generically identified

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