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Mother Country

Mother Country (Paperback)

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This title presents a hugely moving and affecting literary memoir of adoption, secrets and the need to belong. "Mother Country" evokes a magical childhood spent in transit between Notting Hill Gate and a decrepit houseboat on the banks of the Thames. It is a detective quest, as Harding searches through the public record for a clue about his natural mother, and a rich social history of a lost London from the 1950s. "Mother Country" is a powerful true story, full of thrilling revelations, comic confusion and tender memories, about a man looking for the mother he'd never known and finding out how little he'd understood about the one he'd grown up with.

BiographyTrue storiesHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyFamily & relationshipsAdoption Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 01/03/2007 ISBN-13: 9780571212941  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jeremy Harding is the author of Small Wars, Small Mercies: Journeys in Africa's Disputed Nations (1994) and The Uninvited, a report on clandestine migrants and asylum seekers in Western Europe. His translations of Rimbaud's poetry were published by Penguin in 2004. He is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books.

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