Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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A WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME: A SON'S SEARCH FOR HIS MOTHER by Jeremy Gavron (Scribe, Pounds 16.99) ONE morning in December 1965, 29-year-old writer and mother-oftwo Hannah Gavron dropped her youngest son off at nursery and drove to a friend's flat in Primrose Hill, where she gassed herself.

The author of A Woman On The Edge Of Time was that little boy and in this compelling memoir, he investigates why his mother, who seemed to have lived a life of gilded privilege and comfort, would do this.

It wasn't until he was 30 and clearing out his grandparents' house that he learned the full truth from a newspaper cutting, that had his mother's suicide note with the words, "Please tell the boys I love them terribly!" In his search for truth, Gavron uncovers another life he knew nothing about. …

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