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The Resource She left me the gun : my mother's life before me, Emma Brockes

She left me the gun : my mother's life before me, Emma Brockes

Label
She left me the gun : my mother's life before me
Title
She left me the gun
Title remainder
my mother's life before me
Statement of responsibility
Emma Brockes
Title variation
She left me the gun
Title variation remainder
my mothers life before me
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One day I will tell you the story of my life," promises Emma Brockes's mother, "and you will be amazed." Brockes grew up hearing only pieces of her mother's past--stories of a rustic childhood in South Africa, glimpses of a bohemian youth in London--and yet knew that crucial facts were still in the dark. A mystery to her friends and family, Paula was clearly a strong, self-invented woman; glamorous, no-nonsense, and frequently out of place in their quaint English village. Looking to unearth the truth after Paula's death, Brockes begins a dangerous journey into the land--and the life--her mother fled from years before. As she follows her mother's footsteps back to South Africa, Brockes begins to find the wellsprings of her mother's strength, the tremendous endurance which allowed Paula to hide terrible secrets from even her closest friends and family.--From publisher description
Summary
Documents the author's investigation into a shattering childhood trauma in South Africa, tracing the discovery of her grandfather's abuse of her mother, which compelled her mother's unsuccessful attempt to kill him before fleeing the country
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176837
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
968.0009/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1929.B76
LC item number
B76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my mother's life before me
Label
She left me the gun : my mother's life before me, Emma Brockes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2013
Contents
If you think that's aggressive, then you really haven't lived -- South Africa, 1932-1960 -- Chasing the train -- London, Buckinghamshire, London -- Departure -- At the archive -- A very interesting group of people -- Friends are like jewels -- Gold jewelry -- Everything that matters -- Hearsay -- Eloff Street on a Saturday morning -- Tony -- Babanango -- Who wears hats to the dentist -- Freedom day -- Afterward
Control code
5612881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 298 p.
Isbn
9781594204593
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012039706
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn816316779
  • (OCoLC)816316779
Label
She left me the gun : my mother's life before me, Emma Brockes
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2013
Contents
If you think that's aggressive, then you really haven't lived -- South Africa, 1932-1960 -- Chasing the train -- London, Buckinghamshire, London -- Departure -- At the archive -- A very interesting group of people -- Friends are like jewels -- Gold jewelry -- Everything that matters -- Hearsay -- Eloff Street on a Saturday morning -- Tony -- Babanango -- Who wears hats to the dentist -- Freedom day -- Afterward
Control code
5612881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 298 p.
Isbn
9781594204593
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012039706
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn816316779
  • (OCoLC)816316779

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