Shadow Baby

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9780140258363: Shadow Baby

A powerful, moving story about motherhood, abandonment and guilt which casts a shadow across generations.
 
Born in Carlisle in 1887, brought up in a children's home and by reluctant relatives, Evie, with her wild hair and unassuming ways, seems a quiet, undemanding child.
 
Shona, born almost seventy years later, is headstrong and striking. She grows up in comfort and security in Scotland, the only child of doting parents. But there are, as she discovers, unanswered questions about her past.
 
The two girls have only one thing in common: both were abandoned as babies by their mothers. Different times, different circumstances, but these two girls grow up sharing the same obsession. Each sets out to stalk and then haunt her natural mother. Both mothers dread disclosure; both daughters seek emotional compensation and, ultimately, revenge.

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MARGARET FORSTER was born in Carlisle in 1938. She is the author of bestselling memoirs, Hidden Lives and Precious Lives, acclaimed biographies of Daphne du Maurier and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and of many successful novels, such as Lady's Maid, Private Papers & most recently Diary of an Ordinary Woman.

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Two girls, adopted into very different situations, in very different times, share a need to know their biological mothers. Phyllida Law has a rich, full voice with a broad range. The stories proceed in parallel, but there's no confusion or difficulty for the listener in keeping the characters and plots straight. Law's accents, inflection and tone make it clear throughout which story is in focus. She plays on her characters' contrasts in personality and manner so that they remain vivid and distinct as the events and emotions shape their lives. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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