By Quite Simply One Of The Best Writers We Have Sunday Telegraph , A Profoundly Moving Story Spanning Three Generations.John Visits His Ageing Mother Mary In Her Nursing Home By The Sea, And Mourns The Slow Fading Of Her Mind Hoping To Shore Up Her Memory, He Prompts Her With Songs, Photographs And Questions About The 1940s, When She Was A Young Woman And He A Child In A Small Cumbrian Town But He Finds That Most Of All It Is Her Own Mother She Longs For Grace, The Mother She Barely Knew John Sets Out To Recreate Their Buried Family History, Delving Into The Secrets And Silences Of Mary S Fractured Childhood As He Imagines The Life Of Her Spirited Mother Reaching From The Late 19th Century To The Present, This Becomes A Deeply Moving, Reflective Elegy On Three Generations Linked By A Chain Of Love, Loss, And Courage.
Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, FRSL, FRTS born 6 October 1939 is an English author, broadcaster and media personality who, aside from his many literary endeavours, is perhaps most recognised for his work on The South Bank Show.Bragg is a prolific novelist and writer of non fiction, and has written a number of television and film screenplays Some of his early television work was in collaboration wit
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