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On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons by Laura Cumming

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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD** ‘A modern masterpiece’ Guardian Uncovering the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming prize-winning author and art critic takes a closer look at her family story. Autumn 1929 – a young girl is kidnapped from a beach. Five agonising days go by before she is discovered safe and well in a nearby village. The child remembers nothing of these events and at home nobody ever speaks of them again. Decades later Laura Cumming delves into the mystery surrounding her mother’s disappearance. Examining everything from old family photos to letters tickets and recipes she uncovers a series of secrets and lies perpetuated not just by her family but by the whole community and in doing so unlocks a mystery almost a century old. ‘A moving many-sided human story of great depth and tenderness and a revelation of how art enriches life’ Sunday Times Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize Longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

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Weight 277 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 24 mm
Attribute Value 1

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