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Marina Warner becomes her mother’s ‘shabti’

24 April 2021

9:00 AM

24 April 2021

9:00 AM

Inventory of a Life Mislaid: An Unreliable Memoir Marina Warner

William Collins, pp.432, 16.99

There comes a time after the death of parents when grief subsides, the sense of loss eases, and you, the child, are left wondering who those people were. What were they like? Not as you knew them as parents, but as people? For most of us, as the cliché goes, time is a healer, and these questions, thoughts, urges and memories lose their urgency.

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