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Polly Devlin ranges over her whole life and thought: her childhood deep in the Irish countryside: her life at the epicentre of hip London, and beyond. She writes about the people, including John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, and issues – emigration, feminism, writing, and more; and the places she has lived.
Polly Devlin, OBE, writer, broadcaster, filmmaker, was born in Northern Ireland. Age 21, she won a Vogue talent competition and was catapulted into the heart of Swinging Sixties London working for Vogue. She then worked for the great Diana Vreeland on American Vogue. She is the author of a number of books.
“Whatever sets her going – Polly Devlin’s reflections make an impact . . . always on the side of the angels.”- Dublin Review of Books
“Eloquent and open-minded, Writing Home stands testimony to a life well-lived . . . exemplifies the virtues of family and fearlessness.” – Country Life
“…affectionate sketches of friends including Nuala O’Faolain and her brother-in-law Seamus Heaney…ring with truth and tenderness.” – Irish Times
“I passionately love this book…the writing and the spirit, the cauldron of lives and language, the moral rigour, the observation…I wish I had published it.” – Carmen Callil