Darling Baby Mine is a dramatic story about the author’s mother who disappeared without trace when he was four years old. It was as if she had never existed. He did not even know her name. After surmounting many obstacles, including his father’s implacable silence and his own doubts and fears, he finds her thirty-five years later severely damaged by years in mental institutions. The author is then faced with trying to re-establish the ties that are the deepest in human experience, the bond between a mother and her child.
“Darling Baby Mine is a fascinating hybrid of memoir, detective story and novel.”—The Spectator
“The story of an era … astonishing.”—Radio 4’s Midweek
“a deeply affecting story, beautifully told.”—The Literary Review