The Memory Box
This is the first of Margaret Forster's books that I've tried reading; and it won't be the last.
Susannah died when her daughter Catherine was just six months old, but Catherine grows up happily with her father's second wife becoming her Mummy and never wants to find out about Susannah. However when Susannah knew she was dying she assembled a "memory box" for her baby daughter. Finally opening the box as an adult, having ignored it for years, Catherine tries to piece together this jigsaw of a leg...more
I'd forgotten how good Margaret Forster is; although mentally filed as chick-lit, this character-study is far from..
The premise is simple enough: Catherine's mother died when her baby was only six months, Her father remarried very quickly and Catherine never missed her or mourned her. In fact, at 31, she has s...more
It wasn't a book that any in the group hated - it just didn't impress any apart one member.
Glad i read it but i'll now pass it on.
A sentimental journey of discovery. I got increasingly enthralled with this book as I read on, as well as identifying more and more with the main character. No major surprises, but lots of exploration which it is easy to feel a part of. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.
Since 1963 Margaret Forster has worked as a novelist, biog...more