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Description - Sons and Mothers by Victoria Glendinning

Frank, bold and unsentimental, this pieces look at one of the most crucial of all human relationships: the bond between mother and son. Seven mothers and seven sons tread on emotional minefields - some gingerly, some with great anger. A priest, an old man famous for his comic antics, a newsreader all write about their mothers. While a mother remembers sending her sons away to boarding school, a stepmother tells what it's like to inherit another woman's son, and a young mother portrays the utterly helpless love she feels for her infant son. A stunning collection that includes contributions from: Diran Adebayo, Spike Milligan, Jon Snow, Adam Mars-Jones, Michael Bywater, Jan Dalley, Sonia Melchett, Sophie Parkin, Kate Saunders, Jill Dawson, Father Seed, Phineas Foster, Susan Richards, Jenny Craddock.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860493553
ISBN-10: 1860493556
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Reviews - Sons and Mothers by Victoria Glendinning

UK Kirkus Review » Fans of Victoria Glendinning will enjoy this collection of thoughts and reminiscences selected by her with her son Matthew. Contributors include Spike Milligan, Diran Adebayo and Jon Snow, and their recollections are both singularly odd and absolutely universal, as is the nature of families. Mars-Jones recounts the life (to date) of his mother with beautiful dispassionate clarity. His skilfully measured prose holds powerful emotions just in check, making it a deeply charged piece of reading. The jewel in the collection. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Victoria Glendinning

Victoria Glendinning is an award-winning biographer, literary critic, broadcaster and writer on travelling and gardening. She has four sons and lives in London and Ireland. Her son Matthew is a freelance sports writer for press and radio and also lives in London.

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