Past Events

Past EventsThursday, March 1

Living with Mother

Amy Hanson
Michele Hanson
Irma Kurtz

Michele Hanson’s mother Clarice decided that rather than being miserable whilst paying for a care home she could be miserable for free living with her daughter and granddaughter, which she did from the age of 88 until her death, aged 99. Living with Mother charts the very funny but poignant and slow deterioration of Clarice in her role as Faultfinder General, Head Chef and Anxiety Queen. Michele’s daughter Amy also contributed a piece to the book.

Amy Hanson completed an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College and is now writing her first novel.

Michele Hanson has chronicled the teenage years of her daughter, and the final years of her mother in Treasure, What Treasure Did Next, Age of Dissent and now Living with Mother, based on her Guardian columns. Michele regularly appears on radio and TV. She lives in north London these days mostly on her own with her two boxer dogs.

Irma Kurtz is the longstanding and celebrated agony aunt of Cosmopolitan and The Times. She is the author of several books including, most recently, Then Again: Travels in Search of My Younger Self.

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