On Chapel Sands – Laura Cuming
Laura Cumming is the art critic for the Observer newspaper and in this book she turns her focus on to her own story but populates that story with objects, paintings and photographs.
‘On Chapel Sands is a book of mystery and memoir. Humble objects light up the story: a pie dish; an old Vick’s jar; even the particular slant of a copperplate hand give vital clues.’
The book has been read on Radio 4 and received various glowing reviews including the following from The Spectator
“A mystery solved by empathy and interpretation. It feels as if this is the book that Cumming has been working towards, a deeply personal story but one that also draws on practised skills as a critic and a writer. It is perfectly balanced between the requirements of its narrative and the expression of its author’s passions. It is a moving tribute from a daughter to her parents and grandparents. It is beautifully written.”
Paperback. 302 pages.
12.8cm x 19.7cm x 2.3cm