Mother Anguish: A Memoir by Basia Briggs

Mother Anguish: A Memoir by Basia Briggs

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A gripping, no-holds-barred origin story from one of London's most beloved socialites. In this candid memoir Basia lays bare the many vicissitudes of her youth and examines her tumultuous relationship with her mother; a dazzling, riotous and truly eccentric character with an explosive dark side

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A gripping, no-holds-barred origin story from one of London's most beloved socialites. In this candid memoir Basia lays bare the many vicissitudes of her youth and examines her tumultuous relationship with her mother; a dazzling, riotous and truly eccentric character with an explosive dark side. After a bucolic childhood in rural Surrey, Basia spent her adolescence in London living with Camilla and a string of surrogate fathers. Abandoned to her own devices following the arrival of Camilla's despotic second husband, she quickly rose to become a teenage 'It girl' of high society before an unplanned pregnancy and fall from grace led her to flee to Australia. Trapped in an unhappy marriage in a dismal and isolated suburb of Melbourne, her increasingly unhinged mother soon followed her and the situation deteriorated, leaving Basia surrounded by alcoholism, abuse and death while trying to protect her two young children. Following a narrow escape and lengthy custody proceedings, Basia's story is one of redemption, as she has reclaimed the life that misfortune dispossessed her of and has been one of the leading lights of London society, and no stranger to the royal household, throughout the many years since.

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SKU GOR008845930
Title Mother Anguish: A Memoir
Author By (author) Basia Briggs
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Quartet Books
Year Published 2017
Number of Pages N/A
ISBN 10 0704374498
ISBN 13 9780704374492
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and previous use.
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A gripping, no-holds-barred origin story from one of London's most beloved socialites. In this candid memoir Basia lays bare the many vicissitudes of her youth and examines her tumultuous relationship with her mother; a dazzling, riotous and truly eccentric character with an explosive dark side. After a bucolic childhood in rural Surrey, Basia spent her adolescence in London living with Camilla and a string of surrogate fathers. Abandoned to her own devices following the arrival of Camilla's despotic second husband, she quickly rose to become a teenage 'It girl' of high society before an unplanned pregnancy and fall from grace led her to flee to Australia. Trapped in an unhappy marriage in a dismal and isolated suburb of Melbourne, her increasingly unhinged mother soon followed her and the situation deteriorated, leaving Basia surrounded by alcoholism, abuse and death while trying to protect her two young children. Following a narrow escape and lengthy custody proceedings, Basia's story is one of redemption, as she has reclaimed the life that misfortune dispossessed her of and has been one of the leading lights of London society, and no stranger to the royal household, throughout the many years since.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR008845930
Title Mother Anguish: A Memoir
Author By (author) Basia Briggs
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Quartet Books
Year Published 2017
Number of Pages N/A
ISBN 10 0704374498
ISBN 13 9780704374492
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and previous use.
Ex Library No