Thorndike Press

This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing: A Memoir

  • Jacqueline Winspear
  • ISBN-10: 1432885596
  • ISBN-13: 9781432885595
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 452 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2021

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A New York Times Bestselling Author
A Multiple Award-Winner

After 16 novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing chronicles a childhood in the English countryside, of working-class indomitability, and the price of memory.


Customer Reviews

“[Winspear’s] words are hopeful and bright, and imbued with a resilience that will resonate with readers . . . The book will appeal well beyond Winspear’s fan base as a literary memoir deeply linked to history and as a meditation on place and family.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“[Winspear] draws distinctive portraits of postwar England, altogether different from the U.S., where she has since settled, and her unsettling struggles within the rigid British class system. An engaging childhood memoir and a deeply affectionate tribute to the author’s parents.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Though she was born in 1955, [Winspear] provides a visceral portrait of London during WWII and the hardships and cultural changes that shaped England in the decades that followed . . . [An] elegantly executed memoir.”

— Publishers Weekly