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Synopsis

Uncovering the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child, Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story. Laura grew up enthralled by her mother’s strange tales of life in a seaside hamlet on the Lincolnshire coast in the 1930s, and of the secrets and lies perpetuated by a whole community. Two narratives run through her story: the mother’s childhood tale; and Cumming’s own pursuit of the truth.