Bad Blood by Lorna Sage

"Bad Blood" is a memoir about a woman's escape from a repressive childhood in post-WWII Britain. The author recounts her experiences growing up in a dysfunctional family with a philandering vicar for a grandfather and a depressed and distant mother. Despite the bleak surroundings, she manages to find solace in literature and education, ultimately earning a scholarship to university. The book is a testament to the transformative power of education and the author's fierce determination to escape her past.

The 7450th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 81

Since this book was first published in 2000, there is a penalty of 41.6%. The age adjusted score is 47.3.

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