My mother and me

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  • Published 20110906
  • ISBN: 9781921758225
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

FOR A LONG time I could not make up my mind where and when to start my story, but eventually I decided to begin in the middle.

About ten years ago my sister told me that my mother had had another child, one we knew nothing about. We were standing in my kitchen, the day before she was due to go home to Germany.

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Anna Dorrington

In the 1950s Anna was born in Germany, immigrating to Australia in the early 1980s, where she carried on her profession as a tailor...

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