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A charmed life : growing up in Macbeth's castle
Campbell, Liza.
Adult Nonfiction DA758.3.C25 C36 2007

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This book is hard to classify: Is it a memoir? A history? A psychological exploration written to achieve closure on a strange yet exciting upbringing? One could argue that it is all of these things, woven together by a dark and penetrating sense of humor. Campbell, a sort of Renaissance woman (she's billed as a model, artist, writer, and journalist), has penned a portrait of her dysfunctional childhood with an alcoholic and narcissistic father in Cawdor Castle, her family's ancestral home in Nairn, Scotland. Her father inherited the title Thane of Cawdor, familiar to many because Shakespeare used it in Macbeth, which creates a fictional connection between that character and the thanedom. With an adult's perspective, Campbell details many disturbing incidents growing up in the 1960s. At times touching and sad, the book may prompt both anger and compassion for the father who destroyed his family in more ways than one. Campbell also weaves local and ancestral history into the narrative. An enjoyable and moving read, this book would be best suited for public libraries.-Maria C. Bagshaw, Ecolab Research Ctr., Eagan, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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