In the Blood

Andrew Motion

In the Blood is Andrew Motion’s beautifully written memoir of how his country childhood was shattered when his mother suffered a terrible riding accident.

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£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571228041
Date Published
21.06.2007
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Summary

Written from a teenage child’s point of view, Motion captures the pathos and puzzlement of childhood with great clarity of expression and freshness of memory. We encounter a strange but beguiling extended family, a profound love of the natural world, a troubled schooling, and a growing passion for books and writing.

By turns funny, heartbreaking and elegiac, In the Blood is a deeply moving portrait of the bond between a mother and her son, and the capturing of a moment in time before the loss of childhood innocence.

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Andrew Motion was UK Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009 and is co-founder of the online Poetry Archive. In 2015 he was appointed Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins University; he lives in Baltimore.

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