Memories Are Made Of This
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Young Jeanette Walker often wonders what became of her mother who disappeared without trace during a wartime bombing raid thirteen years before. Was she killed outright, her body never recovered? Or did she run off with another man, as Jeanette's Great Aunt Ethel insists? Since Grace Walker vanished, Aunt Ethel has ruled the household with a rod of iron, imposing a strict curfew on her teenage niece and appropriating most of her meagre wages. But when Jeanette embarks to find out what really happened to her mother she isn't prepared for the hornet's nest of family secrets and lies that her investigation will stir up.
that we’re both interested in the psychology of crime.’ Ally gave a low whistle. ‘The real funny stuff.’ She would have preferred to tell him the truth about that funny stuff, as he called it, but felt unable to discuss with him what Sam had told her about Cedric, so she decided to try and make a joke of things. ‘Yes, but he doesn’t like musicals! Fred and Ginger definitely aren’t to his taste. I’ve told you how much I like them.’ ‘OK, we have stuff in common, too. So what next?’ ‘What do you
heard anything in response to the notice she had put in the Echo. Journey into Space came to an end on a cliffhanger and she heard Hester leave the room. Jeanette felt suddenly restless, thinking of David perhaps out at sea in this blizzard. She felt a need to stretch her legs, anything to get rid of the fidgets. Quietly, so as not to wake Ethel, she put on her outdoor clothes and left the house. She found it exhilarating being blown along with the whirling snow towards Whitefield Road. She
around her, rocking her and whispering soothing words. ‘There, there, love, you’re safe. You tell Daddy and he’ll sort the bugger out.’ At any other time his use of a swear word would have shocked his children, but not now. Yet still Hester could not bring herself to tell him the whole truth. ‘He assaulted me, Daddy! He was so angry with me for finishing with him and got so drunk that he completely lost it.’ She lifted her head and saw Sam standing behind her father, his face tight with fury.
she blamed them. Although Hester had said no more about what form his assault had taken at the conference, she looked tense and wan. It was obvious the swine had hurt her in a way that had deeply shocked her sister. She sighed, hoping that Hester would recover soon. At least Ally should be able to help her do so – if she allowed him to. Her thoughts were interrupted by Ethel snapping, ‘Have you done anything more about finding Grace?’ Jeanette reached for a strip of red paper and wielded the
believe this, but Aunt Ethel was right. Mam is Lavinia Crawshaw’s daughter and she came looking for her. I suppose you can do that when you’re rich and influential.’ He looked up at Jeanette. ‘Does Grace want to see me?’ ‘Yes, but I don’t know whether she’ll come home. She’s built a different life for herself because she didn’t want to be a burden.’ He nodded slowly. ‘I bet Aunt Ethel is why she stayed away. But Grace and I took vows! For better, for worse, in sickness and in health. I’d have