Mother: A Memoir

by Nicholas Royle
Mother: A Memoir
  • ISBN-13: 9781912408573
  • Author(s): Nicholas Royle
  • Subject: Memoirs
  • Publisher: Myriad Editions
  • Imprint: Myriad Editions
  • Publication Date: 14-05-2020
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£8.99
Before the exquisitely painful 'loss of her marbles', Mrs Royle, a nurse by profession, is a marvellously no-nonsense character, an autodidact who reads widely and voraciously from Trollope to Woolf, White to Winterson - swears at her fox-hunting neighbours, and instils in the young Nick a love of reading and wildlife that will form his character and his career. He captures the spirit of post-war parenting as well as of his mother whose dementia and death were triggered by the tragedy of losing her other son - Royle's younger brother - to cancer in his twenties.
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Before the exquisitely painful 'loss of her marbles', Mrs Royle, a nurse by profession, is a marvellously no-nonsense character, an autodidact who reads widely and voraciously from Trollope to Woolf, White to Winterson - swears at her fox-hunting neighbours, and instils in the young Nick a love of reading and wildlife that will form his character and his career. He captures the spirit of post-war parenting as well as of his mother whose dementia and death were triggered by the tragedy of losing her other son - Royle's younger brother - to cancer in his twenties.

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