Monday, October 22, 2007

Margaret Forster on Childhood Memories

In her superb novel, The Memory Box, the main character Catherine, is revisiting her childhood memories:

“Everyone says that two is too young to be sure a memory is ‘true’, and that it is more likely that what is recalled is an adult’s telling of the memory, but I believe mine to be what I myself do remember.”

Margaret Forster, The Memory Box (London: Penguin Books, 2000), 140.

Image: Front Cover of The Memory Box.