Memoirs Of A Not So Dutiful Daughter Hardcover – 14 Jul 2008
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'A captivating account of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s by the Woman's Hour presenter... she describes in frank and compelling detail how her parents have influenced and shaped her life, setting her personal experiences against a backdrop of changing social attitudes, politics and culture' -- SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE, August 2008
'A compelling...readable and searingly honest memoir.'
-- TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, 17 Oct 08
'A painfully honest account of a complex relationship' -- WOMAN AND HOME
'It is as though this skilled journalist is interviewing herself, reining back the instinct to comment and teasing out the story. This history of women's lives... is one well worth the telling' -- INDEPENDENT, 18 July 2008
Intimate, confessional...subtly and seductively constructed...as powerfully raw and moving as anything I've ever read.
-- The Independent on Sunday
It is her fearless examination of her "love-hate" relationship with her mother, the confused feelings of betrayal that go with success, and the family dynamics and tensions that are most fascinating...I suspect that she was far more dutiful than most. Verging on heroic in fact. -- Guardian
Jenni Murray is a formidably talented radio broadcaster. She is also instantly recognisable in the flesh. Jenni epitomises the strong, self-confident modern woman... An intense story, vividly and sometimes humorously told.
-- Sue MacGregor, Daily Mail, 18 July 2008
She is not just the voice of Radio 4's Woman's Hour...She IS Woman's Hour...This is not, however, the heartless memoir of a hardened careerist. The true joy is the full emergence of the emotion that Murray often hides behind her professionalism and which here flows free and unfettered...It makes the heart weep. -- The Times
She tells her story with admirable candour. -- Sunday Times
A searingly honest and confessional memoir about a mother / daughter relationship by Woman's Hour presenter, Jenni Murray.See all Product Description
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Dealt with three traumatic episodes in her life with tenderness, humility and humour. I would recommend this book to anyone who has lost a parent, whether they were dutiful or not!Published on 12 July 2014 by Mrs J D Franks
Jenni Murray writes with warmth on a subject that occupies many people's minds, I feel sad for her that she feels guilty at her own understandable behavior towards her Mother in... Read morePublished on 1 Sept. 2013 by JVB
Being of similar age to Jenni Murray I could relate to this book very easily and I enjoyed it from start to finish. Very well written.Published on 19 April 2013 by grannyanne
Memoirs of a strong woman's relationship with her parents. Made me think about family relationships in general and effects on lifePublished on 15 April 2013 by ann lightfoot