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Family Life by Elisabeth Luard
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really liked it

Excellent read. Wow what a mother she was. And what a fascinating person. To lug 4 children around Europe mostly on her own, and without a lot of cash seems amazing and perhaps even foolhardy. But her children seemed to have thrived, as did she. The book ends abruptly with the death of her eldest daughter - as an adult with AIDS-which is a sudden and heartbreaking end to this somewhat Swallows and Amazons type adventure. I am looking forward to reading her next book - my life as a wife.

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Reading Progress

September 26, 2013 – Shelved
September 27, 2013 – Started Reading
November 16, 2013 – Finished Reading

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