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On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons

ISBN: 9781784708634
€13.95
DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ. Uncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.
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DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ: "In this intriguing memoir, Art Critic Laura Cummings details the story of her mother’s early life when at aged 3 she was kidnapped from a beach for 5 days. Having no recollection of this as a child, she finds out the details in her early 50’s and everything she has believed about her early life is now questioned. The betrayal and lies committed by her neighbours and friends, and the impact of this on future generations is revealed in this wonderfully written and unputdownable biography." Recommended by Mairead Gallagher, Dubray Grafton St
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD**

'A modern masterpiece' Guardian.

Uncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.

Autumn 1929 - a young girl is kidnapped from a beach. Five agonising days go by before she is discovered safe and well in a nearby village. The child remembers nothing of these events and at home, nobody ever speaks of them again.

Decades later, Laura Cumming delves into the mystery surrounding her mother's disappearance. Examining everything from old family photos to letters, tickets and recipes, she uncovers a series of secrets and lies perpetuated not just by her family but by the whole community and in doing so unlocks a mystery almost a century old.

'A moving, many-sided human story of great depth and tenderness, and a revelation of how art enriches life' Sunday Times

**Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction**
** Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize**

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DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ: "In this intriguing memoir, Art Critic Laura Cummings details the story of her mother’s early life when at aged 3 she was kidnapped from a beach for 5 days. Having no recollection of this as a child, she finds out the details in her early 50’s and everything she has believed about her early life is now questioned. The betrayal and lies committed by her neighbours and friends, and the impact of this on future generations is revealed in this wonderfully written and unputdownable biography." Recommended by Mairead Gallagher, Dubray Grafton St
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD**

'A modern masterpiece' Guardian.

Uncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.

Autumn 1929 - a young girl is kidnapped from a beach. Five agonising days go by before she is discovered safe and well in a nearby village. The child remembers nothing of these events and at home, nobody ever speaks of them again.

Decades later, Laura Cumming delves into the mystery surrounding her mother's disappearance. Examining everything from old family photos to letters, tickets and recipes, she uncovers a series of secrets and lies perpetuated not just by her family but by the whole community and in doing so unlocks a mystery almost a century old.

'A moving, many-sided human story of great depth and tenderness, and a revelation of how art enriches life' Sunday Times

**Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction**
** Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize**

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