Family romance is a beautifully written memoir in which the author solves the mysteries of his parents' histories, their extraordinary secrets and the shape of their shared life. From rural Ireland to colonial Rhodesia and Hong Kong, Lanchester navigates through his parent's histories - his father Bill's devastating war-time separation from his parents; his mother Julia's tragic first love, her decision to become a nun and her adoption of a new identity.

Family Romance: A Memoir 2007, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571234424

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