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The Resource Five days gone : the mystery of my mother's disappearance as a child, Laura Cumming

Five days gone : the mystery of my mother's disappearance as a child, Laura Cumming

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Five days gone : the mystery of my mother's disappearance as a child
Title
Five days gone
Title remainder
the mystery of my mother's disappearance as a child
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Laura Cumming
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Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming's mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken, suggesting the culprit was someone familiar to her, and when she turned up again in a nearby village several days later, she was found in perfect health and happiness. No one was ever accused of a crime. The incident quickly faded from her memory, and her parents never discussed it. To the contrary, they deliberately hid it from her, and she did not learn of it for half a century. This was not the only secret her parents kept from her. For many years, while raising her in draconian isolation and protectiveness, they also hid the fact that she'd been adopted, and that shortly after the kidnapping, her name was changed from Grace to Betty. In Five Days Gone, Laura Cumming brilliantly unspools the tale of her mother's life and unravels the multiple mysteries at its core. Using photographs from the time, historical documents, and works of art, Cumming investigates this case of stolen identity with the toolset of a detective and the unique intimacy of a daughter trying to understand her family's past and its legacies. Compulsive, vivid, and profoundly touching, Five Days Gone is a masterful blend of memoir and history, an extraordinary personal narrative unlike any other
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technical information on music
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RECBC
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Cumming, Laura
Dewey number
362.8297092
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not applicable
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LC call number
HV6604.G72
LC item number
E47 2019
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biography
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Narrated by Kate Reading
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Reading, Kate
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  • Elston, Elizabeth
  • Cumming, Laura
  • Missing children
  • Kidnapping
  • Adopted children
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Five days gone : the mystery of my mother's disappearance as a child, Laura Cumming
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https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4704023
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
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unknown
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unknown
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (07 hr., 58 min.)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781797101293
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z100150798
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
71E64326-7C21-4C6C-86AB-79CDAEB392F7
System control number
  • on1113879369
  • (OCoLC)1113879369
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Label
Five days gone : the mystery of my mother's disappearance as a child, Laura Cumming
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4704023
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (07 hr., 58 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781797101293
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z100150798
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
71E64326-7C21-4C6C-86AB-79CDAEB392F7
System control number
  • on1113879369
  • (OCoLC)1113879369
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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