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In the Blood
by Andrew Motion

RRP €14.20

In the Blood
by Author Name Andrew Motion

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List Price:14.20
Format: Paperback, 198 x 126 x 21mm, 336pp
Publication date: 21 Jun 2007
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN-13: 9780571228041


Written from a teenage child's point of view, "Motion" captures the pathos and puzzlement of childhood with great clarity of expression and freshness of memory. We encounter a strange but beguiling extended family, a profound love of the natural world, a troubled schooling, and a growing passion for books and writing. By turns funny, heartbreaking and elegiac, "In the Blood" is a deeply moving portrait of the bond between a mother and her son, and the capturing of a moment in time before the loss of childhood innocence.


"'The most moving and exquisitely written account of childhood loss I have ever read.' Independent on Sunday"