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On Chapel Sands
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Uncovering the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.
Autumn 1929 – a young girl is kidnapped from a beach. Five agonising days go by before she is discovered safe and well in a nearby village. The child remembers nothing of these events and at home, nobody ever speaks of them again. Decades later, Laura Cumming delves into the mystery surrounding her mother’s disappearance. Examining everything from old family photos to letters, tickets and recipes, she uncovers a series of secrets and lies perpetuated not just by her family but by the whole community and in doing so unlocks a mystery almost a century old.
'A moving, many-sided human story of great depth and tenderness, and a revelation of how art enriches life' Sunday Times
Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, Shortilisted for the Costa Biography Award, Longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize.
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From 23 December 2020 to 18 January 2021, due to COVID restrictions, please allow 7 - 10 days for your order to be processed.
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