The Resource Grace and Mary, Melvyn Bragg

Grace and Mary, Melvyn Bragg

Label
Grace and Mary
Title
Grace and Mary
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn Bragg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the mother she barely knew. John sets out to recreate their buried family history, delving into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood as he imagines the life of her spirited mother. Reaching from the late 19th century to the present, this becomes a deeply moving, reflective elegy on three generations linked by a chain of love, loss, and courage
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Grace and Mary, Melvyn Bragg
Label
Grace and Mary, Melvyn Bragg
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When John's ageing mother, Mary, begins to lose her grip on reality, he prompts her memories with songs and photos. But she most yearns for her own mother, Grace. So John sets out to recreate their buried family history, as he imagines the life of her mother for her. A moving, reflective elegy on three generations linked by a chain of love, loss and courage
Control code
14835387
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781444762341
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG279615
  • (OCoLC)826659351
  • (AuCNLKIN)000050991044
  • 14835387

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