About this book
Written from a teenage child's point of view, this is Poet Laureate Andrew Motion's bestselling memoir of how his country childhood was shattered by his mother's terrible riding accident. It has sold 10,000 copies in hardback and received brilliant reviews. Likewise, the paperback publication is sure to generate much attention. 'This is more than a meticulous account of childhood; it is a heroic recreation of the experience, an act of magical retrieval' "Daily Telegraph"
A portrait of the bond between a mother and her son, and the capturing of a moment in time before the loss of childhood innocence.
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