Mother and Child
Mother and Child by Sunday Times bestseller Annie Murray is a moving story of loss, friendship and hope over two generations . . .
Jo and Ian’s marriage is hanging by a thread. One night almost two years ago, their only child, Paul, died in an accident that should never have happened. They have recently moved to a new area of Birmingham, to be near Ian’s mother Dorrie who
Jo and Ian were that couple who had lost their grown son Paul. They moved homes to come closer to Ian's mother Florrie. Jo joined a yoga group, and she soon found her strength after falling many times. A visit to the dentist showed her a picture of an Indian boy from the gas tragedy who looked exactly like her son Paul, and that got her to want to do something for the survivors of ...more
I also found the cover to be somewhat misleading as it portrays an historical war to post-war era...which is what I thought I was ...more
The story tells the tale of Jo, Ian, and Ian's mother Dorrie. Jo joins a yoga group, and forms friendship and bonds with the ladies she meets and tells the tale of the loss of her adopted son Paul.
Along with the tale, the book tells the true story of the ...more
The main story is that of Jo and Ian. They were a solid couple until the death of their grown up son, ...more
Ian and Jo aren't faring well as a couple since the sudden death of their only son; they have moved home, nearer to Ian's mom whose health isn't at it's best. Having given up her job, Jo realises she is lonely - more so with the growing distance between her and her husband. When she sees a magazine picture of a young boy who strongly resembles her son and reads all about the Bhopal disaster in ...more
Reading jo and pats story and the atrocities that happened in bhopal its heartbreaking but then reading annies account of how things were and seeing the photos how those poor people suffered all because of money and greed this is a must read 5 STARS.
Jo and Ian’s marriage is hanging on by a thread. They have lost their only son, Paul to a seemingly guiltless joyrider and things are made worse by the fact that Paul had been ...more
It reminds me a lot of books I’ve read by Amanda Prowse. It’s a very emotional read dealing with some very dark subject matter but its written sensitively and with a deftness and skill that had me galloping through it.
It’s the story of Jo, a middle aged woman going through a dreadful crisis. She and her husband Ian have upped sticks and ...more
Ian withdraws into his work, leaving Jo alone, not wanting to continue her life. Dorrie, Ian's mum requires care and support. Gradually as their relationship deepens, from mutual need and proximity, Jo ...more
When I first acquired the book, I was ready to bawl and cry my eyes out, since I was looking for something cathartic. While the book paints a pretty accurate picture of grief, it’s pace gave me trouble.
Without any spoilers... here goes:
Our narrator is a mother. And she’s struggling with the death (industrial accident) of her only son. Naturally, her relationship with everyone, including her ...more
A different genre to her usual Historical Saga, in Mother and Child we are taken to the site of a terrible dissaster that is a shameful reflection on a capitalist mentality. Bhopal, where an industrial failing on a massive scale led to the deaths of hundreds of men, women and children of this village in India, and is still today causing sickness.
This is an unforgettable story, ...more