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  • On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons
  • Laura Cumming
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  • 06 July 2019
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On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons Free download ´ 104 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Laura Cumming characters On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons Ned up again in a nearby village several days later she was found in perfect health and happiness No one was ever accused of a crime The incident uickly faded from her memory and her parents never discussed it To the contrary they deliberately hid it from her and she did not learn of it for half a century This was not the only secret her parents kept from her For many years while raising her in draconian isolation and protectiveness they also hid the fact that she’d been adopted and that shortly after the kidnapping her name was changed fr She started out her life as Grace until she was adopted before age 3 then she was Betty A name she never liked Later she called herself Elizabeth An older couple adopted her at age 3 George and Veda Elston She grew to dislike George who was controlling and didn t want her mingling with others in the tiny village She wasn t allowed to go out and play with any of the local kids This story is about the discovery of her strange disappearance that happened when she was about 3 but she wasn t aware of until she was in her 50 s that s shared with and written about by her daughter Who took her and why And for what reason was she returned days later Read to find out Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley author Laura Cumming and the publisher 35 stars rounded up to 4Also on my WordPress blog

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On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons Free download ´ 104 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Laura Cumming characters On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazuez Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village and how that event reverberated through her own family and her art for decadesIn the fall of 1929 when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England There were no screams when she was taken suggesting the culprit was someone familiar to her and when she tur Laura Cumming found the inspiration to write this memoir in a story of a 3 year old girl who was abducted in 1929 from a beach and was found safe and sound after five days This story had a happy end even a double one as the little girl had no memories of the event as she grew older This all sounds like a plot of a good thriller however it is even better than that since the little girl was Ms Cumming s mother After years of silence secrets and allusions Laura Cumming decided to investigate what really had happened on the beach in Chapel a small sea side village and this was the beginning of unravelling incredibly complicated family history The story in which voices from the past and pictures gradually complete the puzzle that consists of hundreds of pieces I seldom turn to memoirs but I am happy to have read this one and a thank you to the Authoress for all emotions this book stirred in meI listened to an audiobook the narrator is Ms Cumming herself and I truly enjoyed listening to her steady not that hasty reading

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On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons Free download ´ 104 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î Laura Cumming characters On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons Om Grace to Betty In Five Days Gone Laura Cumming brilliantly unspools the tale of her mother’s life and unravels the multiple mysteries at its core Using photographs from the time historical documents and works of art Cumming investigates this case of stolen identity with the toolset of a detective and the uniue intimacy of a daughter trying to understand her family’s past and its legacies Compulsive vivid and profoundly touching Five Days Gone is a masterful blend of memoir and history an extraordinary personal narrative unlike any oth This was an outstanding memoir by Laura Cumming about her mother Elizabeth other names Grace Betty I only became aware of it from the Briefly Noted section of The New Yorker September 16 2019 issue I hope if you have not read it that you do Five Days Gone is a memoir of a child who was kidnaped in the fall of 1929 for 5 days in Lincolnshire a county in eastern England with a long coastline on the North Sea to the east A substantial piece of the book is about Elizabeth other names Grace Betty after those 5 days when she was returned and her life with her parents George and Veda Elston until she left for school Nottingham College of Art and then in Scotland at the Edinburgh College of Art at the age of 18 But an eually substantial part of the book is the author s and her mother s Elizabeth s search for the circumstances under which she was kidnapped and who did it and why I think about of the way through the book in realizing what I was reading a sense of sadness came upon menot just for Elizabeth but for several other people who knew her At the time of the writing of the memoir 2019 Laura Cumming s mother Elizabeth was still alive but getting up there in years and ailing The mother gave her permission for the story to be told Laura Cumming the author of this memoir about her mother is an art critic and it shows in her writing fabulously written prose and her placement of several period pieces of artwork that provide not just illustrations in the novel but illustrations that reinforce or explain parts of the narrative I try not to give away spoilers but after reading this I can say that although I was sad at times while reading the book I was angry at only one person in the narrative and even then not to the point where I thought the person shouldn t have walked the face of the earth I finished the book 1 glad that I had made acuaintances with Elizabeth and her ancestors and with her daughter Laura Cumming the author of the memoir and 2 appreciative that I had just read a most enjoyable and hopefully unforgettable memoir I give this my highest rating gladlyAnd I am glad I have company Nominated for The 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award one of NPR s Best Books of 2019Reviews JimZ Actually an interview on NPR with the author Laura Cumming Laura Cumming used some words in the book I was not familiar with and I wanted to find out that they meant Egad one word brassica was not in my American Heritage Dictionary Brassica a genus of plants in the mustard family Brassicaceae The members of the genus are informally known as cruciferous vegetables cabbages or mustard plants Crops from this genus are sometimes called cole crops derived from the Latin caulis denoting the stem or stalk of a plantDun a dull grayish brown color Rhotacism is the inability to pronounce or difficulty in pronouncing r sound JimZ I remember in 2nd grade that I had to read to my father after dinner because a teacher said I could not pronounce my r s I would say wed wooster rather than red rooster Luckily I outgrew my rhotacism