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Hardback:On Chapel sands : my mother and other missing persons / Laura Cumming.:2019 Hardback On Chapel sands : my mother and other missing persons / Laura Cumming.
On Chapel sands : my mother and other missing persons / Laura Cumming.
Author: Cumming, Laura,
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Hardback
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2019.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784742478 (hbk.) :
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In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach. Five agonising days went by before she was found in a nearby village. The child remembered nothing of these events and nobody ever spoke of them. It was another 50 years before she even learned of the kidnap. The girl became an artist and had a daughter, art writer Laura Cumming. Cumming grew up enthralled by her mother's strange tales of life in a seaside hamlet of the 1930s, and of the secrets and lies perpetuated by a whole community. Cumming began investigating with a few criss-crossing lives in this fraction of English coast - the postman, the grocer, the elusive baker - but soon her search spread right out across the globe as she discovered just how many lives were affected by what happened that day on the beach - including her own. 'On Chapel Sands' is a book of mystery and memoir.
Cumming, Laura
Missing children England Lincolnshire.

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In the autumn of 1929, a small child is kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach; 5 days later she is found in a nearby village. She has no memory of these events and doesn’t learn about the kidnap until 50 years later. The child is Laura’s mother Betty, and this is the story of what happened that day; the secrets and lies perpetuated by the community, and the many lives affected in the years since. A satisfying mystery which is revealed in layers through memories, documents and the close scrutiny of family photographs, this is beautifully written and thought-provoking. I loved it.
28/02/22
beckycort

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Large print:On Chapel sands : my mother and other missing persons:2020. Large print
Author: Cumming, Laura, author.
Year: 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books,
Resource type: Physical
288 pages (large print) : illustrations (black and white)
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Hardback:The vanishing man : in pursuit of Velazquez:2017. Hardback
Author: Cumming, Laura, author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
306 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
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A fabulous read , combing art history, class prejudice in England and Scotland and European history
18/08/17
mrs h
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eAudio:On Chapel sands my mother and other missing persons:2019. eAudio
Author: Cumming, Laura, author, narrator.
Year: 2019.
Language: English
Media class: eAudio
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks,
Resource type: Electronic material
1 online resource (audio files (7 hr., 46 min., 2 sec.)) : digital, stereo
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