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My Daughter, My Mother [Audio Cassette]

Annie Murray , Penelope Freeman


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June 1 2012
In 1984 two young mothers meet at a toddler group in Birmingham. As their friendship grows, they share with each other the difficulties and secrets in their lives: Joanne, a sweet, shy girl, is increasingly afraid of her husband. The lively, promising man she married has become hostile and violent and she is too ashamed to tell anyone. When her mother, Margaret is suddenly rushed into hospital, the bewildered family find that there are things about their mother of which they had no idea. Margaret was evacuated from Birmingham as a child and has spent years avoiding the pain of her childhood -- but finds that you can't run from the past forever. Sooky, kind and good-natured, has already been through one disastrous marriage and is back at home living with her parents. But being 'disgraced' is not easy. Her mother, Meena, refuses to speak to Sooky. At first her silence seems like a punishment, but Sooky gradually realizes it contains emotions which are far more complicated and that her mother may need her help. Meena has spent 20 years trying to fit in with life in Birmingham, and to deal with the conflicts within her between east and west, old ways and new. This is the story of two young women discovering the heartbreak of their mothers' lives, and of how mothers create daughters -- and learn from them.
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About the Author

Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel, Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling Chocolate Girls. Annie has four children and lives near Reading. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars My Daughter, My Mother March 12 2013
By itslinhere - Published on Amazon.com
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A fascinating read, the story of four women and their families, each with a different story to tell. Recommended. A must read.
5.0 out of 5 stars memories Nov. 4 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book a lot brought back memories of my own childhood growing up that's why I gave it a 5, i would recommend it to my daughter & friends.
5.0 out of 5 stars My Mom loves this book! Oct. 8 2012
By lulu - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book for my Mom's 90th birthday. She loves the story and continues to read every day--what a role model!
5.0 out of 5 stars My Daughter,my Mother. Sept. 11 2012
By mindszenty - Published on Amazon.com
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Another wonderful book by Annie Murray. I just love this author! I have read all her books and cannot wait for the next one. What a wonderful story leaving us in suspence right to the end. Loved it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! Aug. 14 2012
By Sheila - Published on Amazon.com
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My Daughter,My Mother was a most enjoyable read which gave an insight into two different cultures!It literally painted a picture and wove it through a myriad of strands-a holiday treat!
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