The Pope, My Brother and I - Recollections of a French Childhood

The Pope, My Brother and I - Recollections of a French Childhood

by Penny Howson


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ISBN-13: 9781470140816
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2012
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

About the Author

In the spring of 1938 Penny Howson moved from Paris, where she was born, to the US, never to return. After the war, she and her American husband went to Rio de Janeiro for six years and then lived in Connecticut for ten years. Here, she began writing short stories about her childhood in France. She attended writers' workshops in Darien and at the New School for Social Research in New York City; one of them, led by Kay Boyle, gave her the impetus to complete the book, The Pope, My Brother and I (recollections of a French childhood). It was published by St. Martin's Press and the Macmillan Company of Canada Ltd. in 1966. A German edition of the book, published by Rex-Verlag Munchen, came out in 1970 under the title Reifepafz zum Himmel.

Her husband's numerous overseas assignments led her to Lisbon, Tokyo, London and Jeddah and The Pope, My Brother and I gave her the credentials to write for newspapers and magazines wherever she settled. A mother of three, Mrs Howson now lives with her husband in Portugal.

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