- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2445 KB
- Print Length: 393 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (25 July 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E9TOM6G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #781,715 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Yvonne was a happy little girl. She lived with her two mothers, Bigga (the large one) and Tyna (the little one). They gave her a lot of love and she felt very secure. However, one day she was given a letter at school to take home to her parents. She handed the letter over, but asked "What are parents?" At about this time she noticed that most of the other children she knew had a daddy who helped to look after them. Why didn't she have a daddy? Had her parents given her away, perhaps because they didn't like her? Then one day she found a letter which indicated that Bigga and Tyna had adopted her. Oh, so her parents were dead, they hadn't given her away, all was well.
Years went by; sometimes there were postcards from 'Uncle Ro.' Who was Uncle Ro? One day she was told that "Uncle Ro is dead." What was that about?
One evening, at an event at the school, she suddenly noticed that Bigga's face was identical to her own. So what was the truth? Who were her parents? Why had Bigga and Tyna surrounded her with a web of lies - and yet, throughout, been so kind and loving?
The rest of the autobiography tells of Yvonne's education in a Roman Catholic School, and of her switch to the Church of England. It tells of her academic career in Cambridge, of her falling in love and her marriage. But underlying it all was the desire to find out who she really was. Was it possible that she had other relatives whom she could one day meet?
I wasn't sure that the chapter by the author's son actullay added anything, though of course this is his family's story too. I did appreciate the thoughtful answers she gives at the end to the questions that people ask about her story
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Yvonne's book. Her search to understand who she was,where she came from, and the elements that combined to create the searching adult, made for a... Read morePublished on 22 Jan. 2014 by Judith Hattaway
Excellent read, very moving and thought provoking. Makes you think about how lucky you are if you know who your parents are and have a good family to support you.,Published on 16 Dec. 2013 by Mags
"There are more things...on earth than are dreampt of..." Yvonne's story of growing up with two mothers is fascinating. Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2013 by bob64bin