Sale!

My Mother and Other Secrets – Wendyl Nissen

$36.99$25.89

Uncovering old family secrets leads Wendyl Nissen to a better understanding of her mother.
When Wendyl Nissen’s mother was suffering with Alzheimer’s, she told some extraordinary stories about her background that Wendyl had never heard before.
Determined to get to the bottom of these family secrets, Wendyl found some wild and intriguing stories of loss, grief and love.
She uncovered new relatives, deeply sad adoptions, harsh parenting, complex marriages and a few rogues. These stories often highlighted how tough life was for women and children in an era when women had to fight for every bit of independence they gained.
This compelling, moving book is about mothers and daughters, ageing and the way deep family traumas echo down through the generations. It is also spliced with wisdom on caring for someone with dementia.

Purchase this product now and earn 26 Points!
  • Description

    Product Description

    Wendyl Nissen is the founder of Green Goddess! She’s also a quick witted and entertaining author. My Mother and Other Secrets is her latest book.
    A funny, moving memoir about uncovering old family secrets and how that leads Wendyl to a better understanding of her mother. When Wendyl Nissen’s mother was suffering with Alzheimer’s, she told some extraordinary stories about her background that Wendyl had never heard before. Determined to get to the bottom of the buried truth, Wendyl’s journalistic love for uncovering secrets took over and she unearthed some wild and intriguing stories of loss, grief and love. As Wendyl says, ‘my parents were born to a generation that kept secrets. Big secrets for a long time, and usually they took them to their graves.’ She uncovered new relatives, deeply sad adoptions, harsh parenting, complex marriages and a few rogues. These stories often highlighted how tough life was for women and children in an era when women had to fight for every bit of independence they gained.
    This compelling, moving book is about mothers and daughters, ageing and the way deep family traumas echo down through the generations. It is also spliced with wisdom and practical advice for any one caring for a loved one with dementia.
    Author Bio: Wendyl Nissen is a journalist, broadcaster and magazine editor who is the author of 10 books, mostly about living a chemical-free, old-fashioned life. She left the corporate world 20 years ago and now lives in the Hokianga with her husband, her father, 20 chickens (and counting), two cows, two dogs and three stray cats.
    Product Details:
    Paperback.
    288 pages.
    Publication date 6 April 2021
  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight 500 g
    Dimensions 23 × 5 × 15 mm