Things Your Mother Never Told You

Things Your Mother Never Told You

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'I hate you. When I'm a mother, I'm never going to be like you...' These words come back to haunt Ros, years later. As her marriage of twenty years collapses and her beloved twin sons prepare to flee the nest, Ros's world is tilting on its axis. It doesn't help that her dead mother seems to have taken up residence in her head, reminding her of things she once said. As Ros tries to adapt to sharing custody of the family dog and life without her husband and boys in the house, she embarks on a new regime to stay sane: yoga, herbal remedies, internet dating. But as Ros is trying to find herself, the arrival of a memoir her mother wrote begins to reveal a woman she never knew, taking her on a journey into her mother's past that will change forever her idea of who she is. A sharp, funny and touching novel about the secrets mothers and daughters keep from each more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 24mm | 421.84g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export ed
  • 0752891359
  • 9780752891354
  • 1,353,016

About Olivia Lichtenstein

Olivia Lichtenstein is a BAFTA award-winning documentary film-maker. She currently works as a freelance documentary and drama producer/director and journalist. She lives with her family in West more

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'A bittersweet comedy about secrets between mother and daughter.' SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE 'Lichtenstein is a fine writer ... if you recognise the sentiment behind the words 'I hate you. When I'm a mother, I'm never going to be like you...' then you will adore this funny, touching tale.' -- Paul Blezard THE LADY 'A moving tale told with humour and warmth' BELLA 'A witty, fluent writer, Lichtenstein deftly moves between mother and daughter, Cape Town and Shepherds Bush. This of-the-moment comedy puts the world to rights in the way good popular fiction can.' THE INDEPENDENT 'A smart, fast-paced and funny tale of the secrets between mothers and daughters.' WOMAN & HOME 'Lichtenstein writes with wit and sharp tenderness to create a compelling read.' -- Wendy Holden DAILY MAILshow more

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4 30% (31)
3 41% (43)
2 12% (13)
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