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Grace and Mary / Melvyn Bragg.

By: Bragg, Melvyn, 1939- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood: Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood ; Thorpe, 2014Copyright date: ©2013. Edition: Large print edition.Description: 264 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444818734 (hardback).Other title: Grace & Mary.Subject(s): Families -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Reminiscing -- FictionGenre/Form: Large type books. | General fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: "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." --Publisher description.
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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 memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about 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 mother 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.

Originally published: London: Sceptre, 2013.

"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." --Publisher description.

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