The Illustrated Mum

(4 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Doubleday

Marigold, the ‘illustrated mum’ of the title, has elaborate tattoos covering her body from head to toe.

Narrated by Dolphin, the youngest of her two daughters, this is a moving, yet unsentimental account of two children coming to terms with their mother’s depression, mental instability and alcohol problem. Written with warmth, humour and understanding.

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