In the Blood
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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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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