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  • On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons
  • Laura Cumming
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  • 08 February 2019
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    [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) Laura Cumming found the inspiration to write this memoir in a story of a 3 year old girl who was abducted in 1929 from a beach and was found safe and sound after five days This story had a happy end even a double

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    [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) review On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons The Mystery of OriginHow does consciousness emerge We are not born with it We cannot remember being without it Suddenly it

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    Laura Cumming ´ 0 Free download [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) 35 A mother and daughter search for answers in this unusual memoir Family art and the uest for identity are major themes as a set of photographs are the impetus that leads the daughter to try to track down the mystery of her mother's life A family story with a mystery at the heart as her mother was taken when she was three and returned a few days later Who took her and why was she returned Following the clue

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    [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) She started out her life as Grace until she was adopted before age 3 then she was Betty A name she never liked Later she called herself Elizabeth An older couple adopted her at age 3 George and Veda Elston She grew to dislike George who was controlling and didn’t want her mingling with others in the tiny village She wasn

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    [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Laura Cumming review On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons This book has its origins and setting in Chapel St Leonards a village on the Lincolnshire coast Being a Lincolnshire lad I therefore had to read this Laura Cummings’s mother was brought up there and Cummings has set out to piece together her mother’s upbringing Her mother was born in 1926 is still living a

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    [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) review On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons The author painted a beautiful picture of her mother's life and times As I pictured this little girl I wish I could have taken her in my arms she had such a hard life While reading I realised was not so very different from

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    review On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Laura Cumming This was an outstanding memoir by Laura Cumming about her mother Elizabeth other names Grace Betty I only became a

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    [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Laura Cumming review On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons oh what a tangled web we weavewhen first we practise to deceiveFor along time I thought those lines were written by Alexander Pope but the internet tells me that their author was in fact Walter Scott so much for my innocent illusionsLaura Cumming art critic for The Guardian newspaper tells in this memoir how he

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    [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) review On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons This account of the uncovering of the past that was hidden to the author’s mother for much of her life has been much lauded and I can only add to the chorus of praise I loved the writing the delicate unraveling of the mystery the importance given to images and the illumination of love between mothers and daughtersOn an autumn evening in 19

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    review On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons [Pdf Read] (On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons) Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Laura Cumming I heard about this book on NPR and it sounded so compelling that I immediately acuired a copy There is too much book for the story I almost immediately guessed the kernel of the story and although the NPR piece had set me up for a big surprise at the end none came what I had already guessed was the whole surpris

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On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons

On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons Free download à 0 Om Grace to Betty In Five Days Gone Laura Cumming brilliantly unspools the tale of her mother’s life and unravels the multiple mysteries at its core Using photographs from the time historical documents and works of art Cumming investigates this case of stolen identity with the toolset of a detective and the uniue intimacy of a daughter trying to understand her family’s past and its legacies Compulsive vivid and profoundly touching Five Days Gone is a masterful blend of memoir and history an extraordinary personal narrative unlike any oth. This was an outstanding memoir by Laura Cumming about her mother Elizabeth other names Grace Betty I only became aware of it from the Briefly Noted section of The New Yorker September 16 2019 issue I hope if you have not read it that you do Five Days Gone is a memoir of a child who was kidnaped in the fall of 1929 for 5 days in Lincolnshire a county in eastern England with a long coastline on the North Sea to the east A substantial piece of the book is about Elizabeth other names Grace Betty after those 5 days when she was returned and her life with her parents George and Veda Elston until she left for school Nottingham College of Art and then in Scotland at the Edinburgh College of Art at the age of 18 But an eually substantial part of the book is the author s and her mother s Elizabeth s search for the circumstances under which she was kidnapped and who did it and why I think about of the way through the book in realizing what I was reading a sense of sadness came upon menot just for Elizabeth but for several other people who knew her At the time of the writing of the memoir 2019 Laura Cumming s mother Elizabeth was still alive but getting up there in years and ailing The mother gave her permission for the story to be told Laura Cumming the author of this memoir about her mother is an art critic and it shows in her writing fabulously written prose and her placement of several period pieces of artwork that provide not just illustrations in the novel but illustrations that reinforce or explain parts of the narrative I try not to give away spoilers but after reading this I can say that although I was sad at times while reading the book I was angry at only one person in the narrative and even then not to the point where I thought the person shouldn t have walked the face of the earth I finished the book 1 glad that I had made acuaintances with Elizabeth and her ancestors and with her daughter Laura Cumming the author of the memoir and 2 appreciative that I had just read a most enjoyable and hopefully unforgettable memoir I give this my highest rating gladlyAnd I am glad I have company Nominated for The 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award one of NPR s Best Books of 2019Reviews JimZ Actually an interview on NPR with the author Laura Cumming Laura Cumming used some words in the book I was not familiar with and I wanted to find out that they meant Egad one word brassica was not in my American Heritage Dictionary Brassica a genus of plants in the mustard family Brassicaceae The members of the genus are informally known as cruciferous vegetables cabbages or mustard plants Crops from this genus are sometimes called cole crops derived from the Latin caulis denoting the stem or stalk of a plantDun a dull grayish brown color Rhotacism is the inability to pronounce or difficulty in pronouncing r sound JimZ I remember in 2nd grade that I had to read to my father after dinner because a teacher said I could not pronounce my r s I would say wed wooster rather than red rooster Luckily I outgrew my rhotacism

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On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons Free download à 0 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazuez Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village and how that event reverberated through her own family and her art for decadesIn the fall of 1929 when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England There were no screams when she was taken suggesting the culprit was someone familiar to her and when she tur. 35 A mother and daughter search for answers in this unusual memoir Family art and the uest for identity are major themes as a set of photographs are the impetus that leads the daughter to try to track down the mystery of her mother s life A family story with a mystery at the heart as her mother was taken when she was three and returned a few days later Who took her and why was she returned Following the clues in the pictures she finds out her mother now called Betty was once called GraceSo who was she reallyThis is a beautifully written but slowly unraveling story The tone is wistful almost haunting as information is discovered and new clues are revealed Art is discussed photographs are included all leading to provide a picture of her mothers life Although she knew her grandmother Vera her grandfather was long dead These were the people said to be her mother s parents the people whose past she learns much about and that helps lead to answersAt time I got impatient with the slowness of the story but then something interesting will be discovered at just the right moment Plus the outstanding prose kept me reading The ending was simple but just perfect and hearteningAll around us our stories that cannot be suared or circled or turned into something so easily definedDeath after all comes to interrupt any narrative that looks as if it might have the audacity to try and complete itselfWords and images In life as in art we do not always see what is going on at the edges or even the foreground do not notice what seems irrelevant or superfluous to our needs and theories Perception is guided by our own prioritiesARC from Edelweiss

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On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons Free download à 0 Ned up again in a nearby village several days later she was found in perfect health and happiness No one was ever accused of a crime The incident uickly faded from her memory and her parents never discussed it To the contrary they deliberately hid it from her and she did not learn of it for half a century This was not the only secret her parents kept from her For many years while raising her in draconian isolation and protectiveness they also hid the fact that she’d been adopted and that shortly after the kidnapping her name was changed fr. This book has its origins and setting in Chapel St Leonards a village on the Lincolnshire coast Being a Lincolnshire lad I therefore had to read this Laura Cummings s mother was brought up there and Cummings has set out to piece together her mother s upbringing Her mother was born in 1926 is still living and was adopted at the age of three It was not until many years later and Cummings and her mother discovered that in 1929 three year old Betty was kidnapped from Chapel Sands and was not found for five days dressed in entirely different clothes and unharmed She has no recollection of the event Cummings in this account pieces together the mystery of her mother s upbringing from some clues some accounts from the descendants of those involved and an assortment of photographs Cummings is an art historian and manages to get from photographs than most of us would be able to she takes objects and gives them meaning and pieces together life in an English village in the 1930s She also examines Betty s adoptive parents George and Veda already in their 40s trying to isolate Betty from everyone around them and stop her mixing with others For there are secrets in the village and in the neighbouring village of Hogsthorpe There is a fine array of local characters and the narrative also stretches to the other side of the globe Cummings traces Betty s real mother and father with a few real twists the reasons for the kidnapping Betty s original name Grace and much Veda and George are examined closely Veda is old enough to remember seeing Tennyson striding along Chapel Sands when she was a girl and Tennyson s poetry crops up periodicallyCummings s mother writes what she knows to help in her daughter s uest which takes many years to complete Because you have asked me dear daughter here are my earliest recollections It is an English domestic genre canvas of the 1920s and 1930s layered over with decades of fading and darkening but your curiosity has begun to make all glow a little And perhaps a few figures and events may turn out to be restored through the telling The memoir reflects the depth and complexity of family and village life and seeks to explain Cummings in an interview reflects on the process I had her memoir I had my writings over many years about her who I love very dearly and I had many thoughts about this story And I told the story a specific aspect of the story which is the baker s van which arrives from the windmill at Hogsthorpe and never stops at her house I wanted to get to the bottom of this and I saw the thing to do with my mother s blessing I went to Chapel St Leonards I took a room in a farm nearby and I spent a long time on the beach Every day I d go to the beach and I d think about this sceneI d go up to the Beacon and I went to the house where my mother lived and I d have a drink in the Vine I went round and round I did the walk from Chapel to Mablethorpe I did the walk from Chapel to Skegness and I thought about this period in time And local historians in and around Chapel have done a wonderful job of publishing a lot of beautifully written local history In Skegness Library you can look up old copies of the Skegness Times It was very evocativeThe book came into the form it s in simply from being in the landscape in Lincolnshire I d stand on those sands and she was there my grandfather was there the Vikings were there The compression of time was a great advantage for me I really enjoyed the writing and the unravelling of the background to the tale it helped a little having some awareness of the geography It illustrates well the complexity of families Everyone has a mother everyone has an uncle who wasn t really their uncle or whose sister was in fact their mother or whose grandparents aren t their grandparents It s completely common All family photo albums are full of things we don t notice and that s the campaign of the book look closely There s always a figure in the background or someone who is not there Who s taken the photograph This was a pleasure to read capturing a lost time without sentimentality or nostalgia