Searching For Grace

Searching For Grace I don t remember when Mummy first told me that she was not my real mother but her words You can call me Mummy but I m not your real mummy are part of the fabric of my earliest memories For a time

  • Title: Searching For Grace
  • Author: Carol Henderson
  • ISBN: 9781877577017
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • I don t remember when Mummy first told me that she was not my real mother, but her words, You can call me Mummy, but I m not your real mummy, are part of the fabric of my earliest memories For a time the contradictory meaning of her words registers only on a subconscious level Mummy is Mummy I don t comprehend anything beyond that, nor do I want to All the same, the I don t remember when Mummy first told me that she was not my real mother, but her words, You can call me Mummy, but I m not your real mummy, are part of the fabric of my earliest memories For a time the contradictory meaning of her words registers only on a subconscious level Mummy is Mummy I don t comprehend anything beyond that, nor do I want to All the same, the seeds of vague unease and fear have been planted Throughout her childhood Heather longs to find and know her mother Ironically she is invited to meet her birth mother at different times, never dreaming that this beautiful, assured and immensely wealthy woman is the mother she seeks.How their true relationship stayed hidden for so many years is a question Heather Tovey, who was born in London and spent most of her life in New Zealand, and her daughter Carol set out to answer Intimate and often amusing details entwine the lives of those involved, but at the centre of them is the fascinating and obsessively manipulative woman who was Heather s mother.

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    1. This book is lovely – physically. The size is perfect. The feel of the book when reading made me think I was reading something special – sorry, I can’t define it any better than that. The layout with pictures, chapters and text is just beautiful. I think the overall physical ‘feel’ of this book definitely adds to the reading experience and it ties in perfectly with the story being told. Well done, Carol, you obviously chose excellent people to present your wonderful work.The pages of S [...]

    2. This finely crafted book tells a riveting true story. The memoir of an English childhood is tinged with the mystery of who Heather’s parents really were. As a sometime genealogist I felt empathy with the authors right from the beginning. This personal account is well written (by a mother and daughter) and lavishly published on thick paper with coloured illustrations throughout. The authors say they “always hoped that our book would encourage interest and debate about the need for children (a [...]

    3. Well researched and written. Interesting historically. Did jump around too much for me though & got a bit tired of it.

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