Mother love

Sussex Life|June 2020

Mother love
In this engaging portrait of family life, mother-son relationships and bereavement, Nicholas Royle captures the spirit of his mother and post-war parenting.
Anne Hill

Memoir is a strange genre. It’s easy to see why someone might write one. Life writing is known to be therapeutic and, if there is any truth in the idea that everyone has a book in them, the chances are that book could be memoir or autobiography.

It’s more difficult to understand why modern readers would bother to read one, while literary choice is ever-burgeoning and non-print distractions such as television, film and YouTube are at an all-time high.

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June 2020