On Chapel Sands (omnibus)

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In her new book, the art critic Laura Cumming unravels the mystery of her mother's disappearance one autumnal day in 1929.

Five days went by before she was found unharmed, but she remembered nothing of these events and the silence about what happened remained for 50 years when the circumstances of her kidnap came to light.

Laura finds clues in everyday objects and crucially the family photo album, and her search for the truth uncovers a series of secrets, betrayals and heartache.

Omnibus read by Laura Cumming and Susan Jameson.

Abridged by Katrin Williams.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.

Laura Cumming's new book unravels the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child.