Why Not Say What Happened?

Why Not Say What Happened?

A Memoir

eBook - 2010
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Born into a celebrated Anglo-Irish family, the Guinnesses, Ivana Lowell tells of coming to terms with her blue-blood heritage and her own childhood traumas. This is also the story of her intense relationship with her complicated mother, writer Caroline Blackwood. A keen observer with a wicked sense of humor and no self-pity, Lowell sets scenes with an almost madcap cast of characters, introducing us to such eccentrics as her grandmother, the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava. She takes us from the marchioness's annual ball for her old friend, the Queen Mother, to her stately Irish home, to summers in Sardinia; through moves to carelessly furnished, too-large English country houses with her mother and stepfather, the poet Robert Lowell; to working in Manhattan at Miramax Books; to her wedding at New York's Rainbow Room and finally to a life with her daughter. Ivana also has darker stories to tell including her own stints in rehab, and discovering, after her mother's death, the secret Lady Caroline had successfully kept from her.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307594433
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 285 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill
Additional Contributors: OverDrive Inc


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CRRL_MegRaymond Nov 10, 2017

Lowell was "to the manor born", but wealthy and privileged families are not exempt from secrets and dysfunction.

Mar 28, 2011

Why not say. Why not tell us about the money. tell us how she felt. Just another self serving poor me little rich girl. It sure sounds like her mother nedded a padded cell.


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