Welcome to the dark heart of the family – the secrets we keep, the memories we treasure and the relationships we feel bound to, but long to escape. Edward and Isobel haven’t spoken for years and live on opposite sides of the Atlantic. When their mother, Mary, dies unexpectedly, they are thrown together.
Sarah Carpenter lives in an isolated farmhouse in North Yorkshire and for the first time, after the death of her husband some years ago and her children, Louis and Kitty, leaving for university, she’s living alone. But she doesn’t consider herself lonely.
For one long, intense week in October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought with it an East-West stand-off and the possibility of nuclear holocaust. On the other side of the globe, in Pretoria, a group of schoolboys scan the horizon for signs that the world is about to end.
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In 1970s Northeast England, best friends Polly and April are sitting up a tree, swapping their hazy knowledge of the facts of life. They both expect to have families one day - it's the normal script to follow, isn't it? But when Polly looks back, many years later, to discover the origins of her own expectations, she has to confront what family means in a society where 'family' usually means 'children'.
On Mother's Day 2004 Henny Beaumont gave birth to her third child. For the first few hours, her baby seemed no different to her two other little girls. With stunning art and refreshing honesty, Henny describes how family life changed the moment the registrar told her and her husband that their daughter might have Down's Syndrome.
Decades of feminist campaigning have resulted in real advances, and yet patriarchy relentlessly continues to thrive. Cynthia Enloe pulls back the curtain to reveal not only the blatant sexism we can all identify, but also the insidious persistence of particular forms of masculinity and authoritarianism in daily life.
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