Wild Reading 06/07/20
The Illustrated Mum
Publisher: Random House
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.