Hidden Lives: A Family Memoir
Margaret Forster's grandmother died in 1936, taking many secrets to her grave. Where had she spent the first 23 years of her life? Who was the woman in black who paid her a mysterious visit shortly before her death? How had she borne living so close to an illegitimate daughter without acknowledging her?
The search for answers took Margaret on a journey into her family s past, examining not only her grandmother's life, but also her mother s and her own. The result is both a moving, evocative memoir and a fascinating commentary on how women s lives have changed over the past century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nicx27 - LibraryThing
I have had this book for a few years now, but had put off reading it because I was worried it might be a rather staid biography. However, this was not the case at all, and I found it an absolutely ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nocto - LibraryThing
When I grabbed this book from BookMooch I didn't realise it was non fiction. I was expecting one of Forster's novels which seem to revolve around the themes of mothers and daughters and dying. This ... Read full review