Mother Country : A Memoir, Paperback

Mother Country : A Memoir Paperback


This title presents a hugely moving and affecting literary memoir of adoption, secrets and the need to belong. "Mother Country" evokes a magical childhood spent in transit between Notting Hill Gate and a decrepit houseboat on the banks of the Thames.

It is a detective quest, as Harding searches through the public record for a clue about his natural mother, and a rich social history of a lost London from the 1950s. "Mother Country" is a powerful true story, full of thrilling revelations, comic confusion and tender memories, about a man looking for the mother he'd never known and finding out how little he'd understood about the one he'd grown up with.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True stories
  • ISBN: 9780571212941



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