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Rowbotham, Sheila, The Independent (London, England)
What a jumble a family is! All those mothers and fathers, along with their parents and their parents' parents, not to mention the great aunts and uncles, all going back and back. The only reason most of us are not overwhelmed by our familial inheritance is that so much is forgotten, tidied away, thrown out or consciously concealed. Those old brown photographs that do survive often lack names. Most lives remain only as hearsay.
Jane Miller's family happened to be the rare ones who left written records. On her father's side they were English dissenters. Great-grandfather Collet Dobson Collet was part of the middle-class wing of Chartism, an enthusiastic supporter of causes …
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Publication information: Article title: BOOKS: Chips with Everything ; Relations by Jane Miller JONATHAN CAPE Pounds 16.99 (279Pp) Pounds 14.99 (Plus Pounds 2.25 P&p per Order) from 0870 800 1122. Contributors: Rowbotham, Sheila - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 31, 2003. Page number: 28. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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