Living with Mother
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By (author) Michele Hanson
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Living with Mother by Michele Hanson
Book Description** Winner of the 2006 MIND Book Award** In Michele Hanson's bittersweet columns in the Guardian, collected here, she explored the physical deterioration of her spirited and resilient elderly mother. From bowel trouble to views on Camilla Parker-Bowles, life is never dull in the Household from Hell. A glamorous and much-admired young woman, in old age Michele's mother still has power over everyone she meets. She alternately despairs of and adores her grand-daughter and treats her daughter, now sixty-three, as though she is twelve. Michele observes the very slow decline of her mother, as she changes from vibrant, bossy, hilarious fault-finder general and head chef to frail, bedridden, helpless, speechless, but still formidable and brave old lady - who is able, to the very end, to have a laugh. Also included here is a piece by Amy, Michele's daughter, by turns hilarious and touching, about living with her grandmother and coping with the changes that come. Speaking with emotional candour and gentle poignancy, Michele tells it like it is: somewhere between anguish and hope, tragedy and comedy, tears and laughter.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844083848
(234mm x 153mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michele Hanson
Absolutely Barking, Paperback (March 2014)
Popular columnist Michele Hanson investigates the wild and wonderful world of dog ownership in the UK.
What the Grown-ups Were Doing, Paperback (April 2013)
Ahilarious memoir of growing up in 1950s suburbia by one of the UK's best-loved columnists.
Treasure, Paperback (October 1993)» View all books by Michele Hanson
* The BBC TV tie-in of the trials of the young terror called Treasure as she clashes with her mother on the rocky road to independence during her teenage years
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Author Biography - Michele Hanson
Michele Hanson is an author and Guardian columnist. Her memoir, What the Grown-ups Were Doing, is published by Simon & Schuster
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