The Memory Box
It is only years later when she stumbles across a box of objects S ...more
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 was interested to see how Forster would develop her premise of a woman discovering her lost mother some thirty years later, through the contents of a gaudy hat box. Catherine's mother, Susannah, died when she was just six months old. Her father remarried and Catherine had always rejected the idea of her birth mother, instead insisti ...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.
From 1963 Margaret Forster worked as a novelist, biographer and freelance literary critic, contributing regularly to book programmes on television, to Radio 4 and various newpapers and magazin ...more