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0120190701

In her new book, the art critic Laura Cumming unravels the mystery of her mother's disappearance one day in late 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 fifty 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. Read by Laura Cumming and Susan Jameson.

Abridged by Katrin Williams
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

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

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220190702

Laura Cumming's new book opens with the disappearance of her mother, Betty, as a child in 1929. Discovered, unharmed, after five agonising days, the exact circumstances of the kidnap remained shrouded in mystery for fifty years. In today's episode, Betty is on a bus and on her way home from school when the silence is broken, a secret is revealed and everything changes. Read by Laura Cumming and Susan Jameson.

Abridged by Katrin Williams
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Laura Cumming's new book, everything changes for her mother when a secret is revealed.

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

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320190703

Laura Cumming's new book opens with the disappearance of her mother, Betty, as a child in 1929. Discovered, unharmed, after five agonising days, the exact circumstances of the kidnap remained shrouded in mystery for fifty years. In today's episode, a photograph reveals an unexpected truth about Betty's father, George.

Abridged by Katrin Williams
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Laura Cumming's book about her mother, a photograph reveals an unexpected truth.

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

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420190704

Laura Cumming's new book opens with the disappearance of her mother, Betty, as a child in 1929. Discovered, unharmed, after five agonising days, the exact circumstances of the kidnap remained shrouded in mystery for fifty years. In today's episode, a note arrives from abroad and the news is illuminating and heart-breaking.

Abridged by Katrin Williams
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Laura Cumming's book about her mother, a note from abroad sheds light on the past.

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

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520190705

Laura Cumming's new book opens with the disappearance of her mother, Betty, as a child in 1929. Discovered, unharmed, after five agonising days, the exact circumstances of the kidnap remained shrouded in mystery for fifty years. In today's episode, Laura sets out to find out more about her grandfather, George, and an image seen anew casts a new light on her mother's past.

Abridged by Katrin Williams
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Laura Cumming's book about her mother, an image seen anew casts new light on the past.

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

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres