Gavanndra Hodge (The Consequences of Love) grew up in the dazzling days and dark nights of her parents’ social lives, her father a celebrity hairdresser and philandering junkie, her mother an alcoholic fashion model. When her beloved sister died aged nine, Gavanndra was left alone with her grief. Sarah Aspinall (Diamonds at the Lost and Found) spent an itinerant childhood travelling the world with her mother Audrey, an elegant chancer who suffered from perpetual wanderlust – scraping together an education for herself from books found in hotels and living on Audrey’s charm as they veered from luxury to poverty. They tell Cathy Rentzenbrink (Everyone Is Still Alive) about navigating the instability of their early lives and their complex feelings towards their parents.

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Diamonds at the Lost and Found: A Memoir in Search of My Mother The Consequences of Love


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