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Things I Never Told My Mother

Cynthia Rogerson

Wah! by Cynthia Rogerson

Cynthia’s mother is dying.


Travelling between her home in Scotland and California, as she spends time at her mother’s bedside Cynthia recalls her youthful adventures: living in a squat, train-hopping, hitchhiking and all the other things she never told her mother.

Wonderfully witty and refreshingly candid, Wah! is an unflinching look at life in all its uncertain and messy glory.

RRP: £9.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781913207731
Publication Date: 16/06/2022
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Cynthia Rogerson
Cynthia Rogerson (aka Addison Jones) grew up in California. She is the author of six novels and a collection of short stories. She won the V.S.Pritchett Prize in 2008, and...


‘A delicious memoir.’

Patrick Gale

‘Encompasses all the different kinds of love.’

Michel Faber

‘A rich, lyrical text that will show the tears at the heart of things.’

Richard Holloway

‘This sparkling memoir is a revelation.’

David Robinson

‘WAH! is as poignant as it is hilarious, and that is saying something. Everyone with a mother should read this book.’

Louisa Young

‘Witty, rich in revelation, and elegantly written.’

Chris Stewart

‘A memoir about joy in the shadow of grief, WAH! is both moving and funny, with a wonderfully light touch - completely charming.’

Tim Dowling

‘Witty, compassionate, playful, scarily honest.’

Andrew Greig

‘Laugh-aloud funny, poignant, rude, wicked, shallow and profound. I haven’t enjoyed a book so much in ages.’

James Robertson

‘Rogerson is especially good at portraying the tenderness and confusion of pain and loss, the complex tangle of feelings we have for our loved ones, and her wisecracks skewer even the bleakest moments.’

Lesley Glaister

‘A selfie of a tearaway with a real writer in control of the chaos. A wonderful and courageous book.’

Bernard MacLaverty

‘A bright book of sunshine, first and foremost funny, about a dying parent. Yes, that does seem like a strange combination, but weirdly, it works!’

Barbara Henderson, Inverness Courier

‘As self-deprecating and funny as anything by David Sedaris.’


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