Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter
Jenni Murray is not, she acknowledges, the only woman to have had a difficult relationship with her mother, yet family history and the times in which they lived seemed to militate against any chance of a true reconciliation between them. With the chance to go to university and have a career, Jenni broke free from her mother's constraints, but never from her influence. Determined to go her own way, she has always felt a sense of guilt. And then, after she began her memoir, Jenni's life took a distinctly downward turn. Her mother and father died within six months of each other, and she found that she had breast cancer. This book is a diary of that terrible year - and an extraordinarily honest and confessional memoir of a universally complex relationship: that of an only daughter, her mother and her father.
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