My Daughter, My Mother

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In 1984 two young mothers meet at a toddler group in Birmingham. As their friendship grows, they share with each other the difficulties and secrets in their lives:

Joanne, a sweet, shy girl, is increasingly afraid of her husband. The lively, promising man she married has become hostile and violent and she is too ashamed to tell anyone. When her mother, Margaret is suddenly rushed into hospital, the bewildered family find that there are things about their mother of which they had no idea. Margaret was evacuated from Birmingham as a child and has spent years avoiding the pain of her childhood - but finds that you can't run from the past forever.

Sooky, kind and good-natured, has already been through one disastrous marriage and is back at home living with her parents. But being 'disgraced' is not easy. Her mother, Meena, refuses to speak to Sooky. At first her silence seems like a punishment, but Sooky gradually realizes it contains emotions which are far more complicated and that her mother may need her help. Meena has spent twenty years trying to fit in with life in Birmingham, and to deal with the conflicts within her between east and west, old ways and new.

My Daughter, My Mother by bestselling saga author Annie Murray, is the story of two young women discovering the heartbreak of their mothers' lives, and of how mothers create daughters - and learn from them.

About Annie Murray

Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel,Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling novels Chocolate Girls andWar Babies. Now The War Is Over is Annie's twentieth book. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

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Books by Annie Murray

Birmingham Rose
Birmingham Rose
Birmingham Friends
Birmingham Friends
Birmingham Blitz
Birmingham Blitz
The Doorstep Child
The Doorstep Child
Now The War Is Over
Now The War Is Over
Where Earth Meets Sky
Where Earth Meets Sky
The Narrowboat Girl
The Narrowboat Girl
Water Gypsies
Water Gypsies
War Babies
War Babies
Meet Me Under the Clock
Meet Me Under the Clock
The Women of Lilac Street
The Women of Lilac Street
The Orphan of Angel Street
The Orphan of Angel Street
A Hopscotch Summer
A Hopscotch Summer
Chocolate Girls
Chocolate Girls
Miss Purdy's Class
Miss Purdy's Class
All the Days of Our Lives
All the Days of Our Lives
Poppy Day
Poppy Day
Family of Women
Family of Women
The Bells of Bournville Green
The Bells of Bournville Green
Soldier Girl
Soldier Girl