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Complete Surrender - The True Story of a Family's Dark Secret and the Brothers it Tore Apart at BirthJohn Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 1.68
Wanted:Home for baby boy, aged 1 month, complete surrender. In late 1942, that advert was placed in the Reading Mercury. Two weeks later, on the deserted platform of Reading railway station, a young couple who had read the advert were to fleetingly meet the mother of this baby boy as she passed the child over to them. The reasons for the surrender... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Black Milk is the affecting and beautifully written memoir on motherhood and writing by Turkey's bestselling female writer Elif Shafak, author of Honour , The Gaze and The Bastard of Istanbul which was long-listed for the Orange prize. Postpartum depression affects millions of new mothers every year, and- like most of its victims- Elif... more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
In 1957, Giuseppe Tomasi, the last Prince of the Sicilian Lampedusa family, died impoverished and unknown, leaving behind the manuscript of a book he had recently finished. The following year the book, The Leopard, was published in Italy and has since been widely translated and recognized as one of the great novels of the twentieth century. For over... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 7.66
This brilliant memoir brings to life an entire era through the sensibility of one of America's finest authors. Recollecting fifty years of love, desire and friendship, Burning the Days traces the life of a singular man, who starts out in Manhattan and comes of age in the skies over Korea, before reinventing himself as a writer in the New York of the... more...
- Washington Square Press 2012; US$ 15.00
Mago pointed to a spot on the dirt floor and reminded me that my umbilical cord was buried there. ?That way,? Mami told the midwife, ?no matter where life takes her, she won?t ever forget where she came from.? Then Mago touched my belly button . . . She said that my umbilical cord was like a ribbon that connected me to Mami. She said, ?It doesn?t... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 20.00
Mississippi author Eudora Welty, the first living writer to be published in the Library of America series, mentored many of today's greatest fiction writers and is a fascinating woman, having lived the majority of the twentieth century (1909-2001). Her life reflects a century of change and is closely entwined with many events that mark our recent... more...
- Scribner 1999; US$ 16.00
Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 21.83
Radclyffe Hall was born in 1880 in Bournemouth in a house inappropriately named Sunny Lawn . Her mother drank gin in an attempt to terminate the pregnancy, and her father fled the family home. At the mercy of a violent mother and sexually abusive stepfather, her life changed when at the age of eighteen she inherited her father's estate of £100,000.... more...
- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 18.94
'This lively biography reveals a passionate woman who was painfully aware of the difficulties of living as a writer and as a wife and mother.' Times Anne Sebba explores the remarkable life of the gifted authoress of National Velvet and The Chalk Garden . Enid Bagnold was born in 1889 and resolved from an early age to have it all: literary... more...