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She left me the gun : my mother's life before me

Brockes, Emma2013
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Growing up in a tranquil English village, Emma knew very little of her mother's life before her. She knew Paula had grown up in South Africa and had seven siblings. She had been told stories about deadly snakes and hailstones the size of golf balls. There was mention, once, of a trial. But most of the past was a mystery. When her mother dies of cancer, Emma - by then a successful journalist at the Guardian - is free to investigate the untold story. Her search begins in the Colindale Library but then takes her to South Africa, to the extended family she has never met and their accounts of a childhood so different to her own.
London : Faber and Faber, 2013.London : Faber and Faber, 2013.
ix, 340 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
9780571275823 (hbk)
Dewey class:
968.05092968.05092 BRO968.05092BRO
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