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Speak, Memory by Vladimir NabokovRead about another tale on Pryce's list.
Nabokov writes an elegy to his lost childhood in pre-revolutionary St Petersburg; the backward lens of time imparting a particularly golden hue to such remembered exotica as Pears soap, Golden Syrup and countless other marvels shipped out from London. The prose is wonderful and occasionally sublime, especially in the child's eye view of the five-day train journey each summer to Biarritz.
Speak, Memory figures among Susan Cheever's 20 favorite books.