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I'm on KIndle! (Being George Devine's Daughter)

By Drharrietd @drharrietd

41kvpgyfwoL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-52,22_AA300_SH20_OU02_ A few years ago, my childhood memoir was published. It came out in 2006, a significant year which accounted for what may seem a rather mystifying title, at least to those with little or no knowledge of British theater history.

My father, George Devine, was the founder of a ground-breaking company at the Royal Court Theatre in London. The English Stage Company, as it was called, came into being in 1956, so the book was published to coincide with the company's 50th anniversary. 

Now, seven years after it first appeared, the book is available on Kindle, at a special introductory price of £2.05. 

I'm not all that keen on blowing my own trumpet, so I'll let a couple of other people blow it for me. The book was reviewed in 2006 by dovegreyreader, and Simon of Stuck in a Book wrote about it in 2010 and kindly included it in his list of 50 Books You Must Read. Thanks to both of them! 

The Kindle edition has been updated a bit, mostly because I've found out a bit more about my ancestors and relations. Sadly, it lacks the photos that are in the paperback, but there's a link to a website where they can all be seen. Of course the paperback is there too, and I'm amused to see that, while that costs £8.99 new, a couple of American sellers are cheekily trying to get over £100 for used copies. Good luck, guys!

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