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Grace and Mary

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2014.
Series: Charnwood
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her receding memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about their past, taking her back to the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the woman she barely knew.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 9781444818734 1444818732
OCLC Number: 870866900
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 272 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Charnwood
Responsibility: Melvyn Bragg.

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John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her receding memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about their past, taking her back to the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the woman she barely knew. John sets out to recreate their buried family history, delving into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood as he imagines the life of her spirited mother.

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