Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop Alsop

Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop is the author of over 50 works of fiction for adults and children under the pen name Elizabeth Winthrop. These include the award-winning fantasy series, The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle as well as the short story, The Golden Darters, read on the nationwide radio program, Selected Shorts, and included in Best American Short Story anthology. She is the daughter of the acclaimed journalist, Stewart Alsop. Her memoir, Daughter of Spies: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies (Regal House) was published in the fall of 2022.

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DAUGHTER OF SPIES: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies
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Jennifer Rarden Mon, 24/07/2023 - 22:12

I know the book is about more than just what mom and daughter are dealing with, but the beginning is super heartbreaking. Very well-written and makes you want to read more about your life.

Stuart Wakefield Thu, 31/08/2023 - 14:57

My favourite part was the vivid description of your mother's childhood in Gibraltar. You created a sense of place and atmosphere that was engaging and evocative. I also liked how you connected the story of your mother with the larger history of Gibraltar and its people. It was also interesting to hear about your mother's childhood friends and experiences, which provided a nice contrast to the struggles she is currently facing.

Katja Kane Mon, 04/09/2023 - 15:29

This writing was of very high quality - smooth, delicate and nuanced, getting across the details of difficult but also rewarding relationships and their ever changing complexities. This feels like it has a great deal of potential as it weaves the intensely personal with the potential for wider political excitement with skill and heart.

Pramudith Rupasinghe Wed, 13/09/2023 - 09:49

The book is rich in character-building and language. From the opening, the reader dives into the story. The context is well presented besides the main storyline. The story is universally relatable beyond its characters- the writer tells a story of millions of others.

Jennifer Bisbing Wed, 13/09/2023 - 21:32

The honesty is refreshing. And the vividness of going through boxes of stuff rings true for many with aging parents, I am sure. And the urgency of your needing to get the stories out before they lapse from your mother’s mind is gut wrenching.

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