Alan Brien, 9 January 1992
Show More Martha Jane and Me: A Girlhood in Wales by Mavis Nicholson.
Chatto, 243 pp., £14.99, November 1991, 0 7011 3356 2Show More
Vanessa Redgrave: An Autobiography Hutchinson, 300 pp., £17.99, October 1991, 0 09 174593 4Show More
“... wriggling themselves inside out like a glove – I have not the slightest doubt that every word of Mavis Nicholson’s first volume of autobiography is firmly rooted in documented truth. For it is so much harder a slog to invent than to recall – even Tolstoy stole from his wife’s diaries. And such is the heavy pressure of detail here, moulding the ...”