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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
Family Romance JOHN LANCHESTER describes a personal journey to unravel a family secret ‘ This memoir ’ When John Lanchester’s mother dies, he discovers that the name and date of birth she had used were false. This memoir describes Lanchester’s attempts to unravel that mystery, and follows a fascinating trail of paper and interviews from Ireland and Rhodesia to North Yorkshire. It describes a personal journey through past and present, and explores secrets, identity and reality. 37