Mother Island

Paperback | August 31, 2015

byBethan Roberts

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A taut, powerful novel about a nanny who abducts the young child she looks after.
     How does it feel to come home from work one evening and find your two-year-old son gone? How does it feel to steal another woman's child? To take a boy from his mother, and try to make him yours, make things right? This is the story of two women, Nula and Maggie, joined by old family history and love for the same little boy.

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A taut, powerful novel about a nanny who abducts the young child she looks after.     How does it feel to come home from work one evening and find your two-year-old son gone? How does it feel to steal another woman's child? To take a boy from his mother, and try to make him yours, make things right? This is the story of two women, Nula...

BETHAN ROBERTS was born in Oxford and grew up in nearby Abingdon. Her first novel The Pools was published in 2007 and won a Jerwood/Arvon Young Writers' Award. Her second novel The Good Plain Cook, published in 2008, was serialized on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and was chosen as one of Time Out's books of the year. My Policeman, her...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.78 × 5.07 × 0.81 inPublished:August 31, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099555263

ISBN - 13:9780099555261

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• "Roberts writes fantasically well about motherhood and the magical, other-worldly atmosphere of Anglesey." --The Times 

   • "More than just a piece of mummy lit, it's particularly good on the multiple tiny stories of hurt and resentments that can make up a family history." --Metro