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Paperback:Motherwell : a girlhood / Deborah Orr.:2021 Paperback Motherwell : a girlhood / Deborah Orr.
Motherwell : a girlhood / Deborah Orr.
Author: Orr, Deborah, 1962-2019,
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781474611466 (pbk.) :
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Just shy of 18, Deborah Orr left Motherwell - the town she both loved and hated - to go to university. It was a decision her mother railed against from the moment the idea was raised. Win had very little agency in the world, every choice was determined by the men in her life. And strangely, she wanted the same for her daughter. Attending university wasn't for the likes of the Orr family. Worse still, it would mean leaving Win behind - and Win wanted Deborah with her at all times, rather like she wanted her arm with her at all times. But while she managed to escape, Deborah's severing from her family was only superficial. She continued to travel back to Motherwell, fantasising about the day that Win might come to accept her as good enough. Though, of course, it was never meant to be.
Orr, Deborah, 1962-2019.
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Hardback:Motherwell : a girlhood:2020. Hardback
Author: Orr, Deborah, 1962-2019, author.
Year: 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Resource type: Physical
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