Living with Mother: Right to the Very End
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Living with Mother: Right to the Very End

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From bowel trouble to views on Camilla Parker-Bowles, life is never dull in the Household from Hell. A glamorous and much-admired young woman, in old age Michele’s mother still has power over everyone she meets. She alternately despairs of and adores her granddaughter, and treats her daughter, now 63, as though she is 12. Michele observes the very slow decline of her mothe...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Virago UK
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I didn't like the ending. Stupid, I know. It's right there in the title. I found it so upsetting, I ran into my mother's bedroom, woke her up and hugged her tightly. I have been taking her for granted. She won't be around forever and I must appreciate her more now while she still has all of her faculties despite her difficulties with her mental and physical health. The next day I ran out and bought her flowers, chocolates and her favourite cheesecake as early Mother's Day gifts.

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Wendy Greenberg
Just loved this - absolutely perfect for my current short concentration. Each chapter is exactly the same length (Guardian article length) - loved the humour of ageing, Jewish families and friends.
Marion Husband
A series of short pieces that were columns for the Guardian, very enjoyable
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