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The Resource Grace and Mary, Melvyn Bragg

Grace and Mary, Melvyn Bragg

Label
Grace and Mary
Title
Grace and Mary
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn Bragg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the mother she barely knew. John sets out to recreate their buried family history, delving into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood as he imagines the life of her spirited mother. Reaching from the late 19th century to the present, this becomes a deeply moving, reflective elegy on three generations linked by a chain of love, loss, and courage
Summary
John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the mother she barely knew. John sets out to recreate their buried family history, delving into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood as he imagines the life of her spirited mother. Reaching from the late 19th century to the present, this becomes a deeply moving, reflective elegy on three generations linked by a chain of love, loss, and courage.
Tone
Writing style
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10231292
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bragg, Melvyn
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Families
  • Reminiscing
Target audience
adult
Label
Grace and Mary, Melvyn Bragg
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050991044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
249 p.
Isbn
9781444762358
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)826659351
Label
Grace and Mary, Melvyn Bragg
Publication
Control code
000050991044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
249 p.
Isbn
9781444762358
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)826659351

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