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Tag: family secrets

The silver dark sea by

Life is different when you live on an island. The sea is all important, whether or not you make you…

The Radleys by

17 Orchard Lane, in Bishopthorpe is a quiet, residential spot. Home to the respectable types; doctors and architects. You know…

Wolf by

Cassy lives with her grandmother. Her practical, sensible, responsible grandmother. Her mother is a dreamer, unable to look after herself…

Tamar by

ISBN: 9781406303940 In the end, it was her grandfather, William Hyde, who gave the unborn child her name. It is…

Fun home : a family tragicomic by

Like many father, mine could occasionally be prevailed on for a spot of ‘airplane’.

This is the memoir of Alison Bechdel, her recollections of growing up in an emotionally-distant family, the role of literature in her, and her father’s, life, her identifying as a lesbian at college and coming out, by letter, to her parents. It is the story of growing up in a house that can seem more like a museum than a home. Of living in a funeral home. Of trying to connect with her father. All told in graphic form.

Death at a Funeral dir. by

You never quite know what to hope for when you go to see a so-called black comedy/farce. I mean, the…

Songdogs by

Sondogs is the tale of seven days in the life of Conor, he has come home to see his father…

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