Writers and Company | Jun 30, 2011 | 52:45

"Borrowed Finery" with autobiographer Paula Fox (2002 Interview)

American novelist and children's book author, Paula Fox talks about her own extraordinary childhood in her 2001 memoir "Borrowed Finery."

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