Tag Archives | family secrets

The silver dark sea
silver dark sea

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

The Radleys

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

Wolf

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

Tamar

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

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

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

Songdogs

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