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The Cruel Mother By Sian Busby

The Cruel Mother by Sian Busby

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

In 1919 Sian Busby's great-grandmother drowned her twins and was sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment at Broadmoor. After the birth of her second son, Busby decided to investigate the story once and for all and lay to rest the ghosts which have haunted the family for 80 years.

The Cruel Mother Summary

The Cruel Mother: A Family Ghost Laid to Rest by Sian Busby

In 1919 Sian Busby's great-grandmother, Beth, gave birth to triplets. One of the babies died at birth and 11 days later Beth drowned the surviving twins in a bath of cold water. She was sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment at Broadmoor. The murder and the deep sense of shame it generated obviously affected Beth, her husband and their surviving children to an extraordinary degree, but it also resounded through the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It gave rise to a collective anxiety about their family's ability to parent and an obsessive fear of hereditary insanity and depressive illness. In Sian's case, ill-suppressed knowledge of the event manifested itself in recurring nightmares and contributed to a prolonged bout of post-natal depression. After the birth of her second son, she decided to investigate the story once and for all and lay to rest the ghosts which have haunted the family for 80 years.

Additional information

GOR002030736
9781904095712
1904095712
The Cruel Mother: A Family Ghost Laid to Rest by Sian Busby
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Short Books Ltd
2004-07-01
288
Winner of Mind Book of the Year Award 2005
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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