Author pens book about grandmother's death
PUBLISHED: 09:42 19 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:42 19 July 2019
The death of a new mother in 1930 is the subject of a new book - penned by her Bures-based granddaughter.
Author Ruth Badley's true story, titled Where are the grown-ups, is a frank examination of parent and child relationships through three generations of the same family.
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The writer's research showed her maternal grandmother, a cigarette maker from London's East End, died following childbirth in 1930 at the age of 25. The author's mother was adopted as a newborn.
The book reflects on the impact of this tragic death in scenes that evoke London during the 1960s and 1970s.
Mrs Badley said: "The impact of my grandmother's death had a profound impact on my family. Although this is my own story, the complexities and difficulties of family life that I write about will resonate with most people."
Where are the grown-ups? is available at Red Lion Books, Colchester, and on Amazon.co.uk