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On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons

On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons (Hardback)

By Cumming, Laura

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The new book from the prize-winning and critically-acclaimed Observer art critic and author Laura Cumming. A captivating memoir of Laura?s mother?s early life on the Lincolnshire coast, the lies and mystery surrounding her birth, and the village that kept it all a secret from her...Born illegitimately in 1926 to the daughter of a miller, Grace was adopted at three years of age by a couple in a neighbouring village... she was renamed Betty and had a constricted upbringing with George and Veda, before making an escape for art school. But there was a puzzle at the heart of her childhood - as a toddler she had been kidnapped on the seashore, and missing for some days. It was not until much later that she started to confront what had happened and why, and question her relationship to her family, lost and found.Laura is investigating that story fully here, and telling Betty?s story in part via her mother?s own words (Betty worked as an artist and is still alive) and through images as well as incidents. It will be idiosyncratic, and individual - but all the better for it.
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ISBN 9781784742478
Released NZ 11 Jul 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781784742478
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Chatto & Windus
Released 11 Jul 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cumming, Laura
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
True Stories
Local History
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 362.8297092
Weight 518g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Missing children - England - Lincolnshire
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade

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