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On chapel sands, my mother and other missing persons, Laura Cumming
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Author: Cumming, Laura
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
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In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach. Five agonising days went by before she was found in a nearby village. The child remembered nothing of these events and nobody ever spoke of them. It was another 50 years before she even learned of the kidnap. The girl became an artist and had a daughter, art writer Laura Cumming. Cumming grew up enthralled by her mother's strange tales of life in a seaside hamlet of the 1930s, and of the secrets and lies perpetuated by a whole community. Cumming began investigating with a few criss-crossing lives in this fraction of English coast - the postman, the grocer, the elusive baker - but soon her search spread right out across the globe as she discovered just how many lives were affected by what happened that day on the beach - including her own. 'On Chapel Sands' is a book of mystery and memoir.
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London, Chatto & Windus, 2019
£16.99

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What an absolute delight. A memoir both touching in the particular and so evocative in its' capture of a time only so recently gone. Such a pleasure to read. I instantly ordered a copy to be delivered to my daughter in Australia....
26/02/20
Saramago
Devon Libraries
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On chapel sands, my mother and other missing persons
Titles by the same author
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Paperback:The vanishing man, in pursuit of Velazquez:2017
Author: Cumming, Laura
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
320 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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A fabulous read , combing art history, class prejudice in England and Scotland and European history
18/08/17
mrs h
Redbridge
More editions / formats: Hardback
0007118449
Paperback:A face to the world, on self-portraits:2010
Author: Cumming, Laura
Year 2010
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperPress
Resource type: Physical
309 p., ports. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm (pbk)
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