Popular memoir from 1966 republished years later for today’s readers to learn about author’s French childhood

Penny Howson is French, though she writes entirely in English. She speaks about her childhood in France and how it shaped her in “The Pope, My Brother and I: Recollections of a French Childhood”

(PR NewsChannel) / September 18, 2012 / LAGOS, Portugal  

The Pope, My Brother and I

"The Pope, My Brother and I" by Penny Howson

In “The Pope, My Brother and I: Recollections of a French Childhood” (ISBN 1470140810), Penny Howson reminisces on growing up in Paris in the mid 1930s. Howson’s memoir, originally published in 1966, makes its second debut after continuing demand from readers.

Howson shares the story of Régine, a twelve-year-old school girl who lives an animated Parisian life in 1935. Régine, the narrator of Howson’s life in “The Pope, My Brother and I,” tackles important topics. For example, her 5-year-old brother has not yet been baptized, and she has read that should he die, he could not enter Heaven.

As Régine worries about the apparent lack of religion in her family, she also shares funny and heartwarming memories with readers. From special moments with her two grandmothers, to summers in the country, to her older sister’s first boyfriend, readers experience life in France in the mid1930s through the eyes of a young, inquisitive girl. Howson says the reprinting of “The Pope, My Brother and I” shows that readers, both young and old, are curious about a life other than their own.

“Interest is growing and broadening in this respect; ‘The Pope, My Brother and I’ is now being passed on to generations as a time capsule of a past way of life in France,” Howson says. “From grandparents to young children, I know there is something for everyone in my memoir.”

ForeWord Clarion Reviews gives “The Pope, My Brother and I” five out of five stars, calling it “an absolute delight,” and saying, “Howson not only offers readers a unique peek into a completely enthralling character but also provides extraordinary insight into an era and a lifestyle.”

“The Pope, My Brother and I: Recollections of a French Childhood” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author: Penny Howson moved from Paris to live in the United States. She and her husband lived in Brazil and Connecticut and have traveled extensively throughout their marriage. While living in Connecticut, Howson wrote short stories about her childhood in France. She now lives with her husband in Portugal and has three children.

Penny Howson
Email:              Phone:             00351 912 630 616
Web:                www.pennyreginehowson.com




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