Where Memories Go by Sally Magnusson
Join us at Mainstreet with Sally Magnusson on Tues 25th Feb for our first event in 2014. It will be something quite different and very special, likely to make you laugh and cry, though not perhaps in equal measure.
Regarded as one of the finest journalists of her generation, Sally’s mother, Mamie Baird Magnusson’s whole life was a celebration of words – words that she fought to retain in the teeth of a disease which is fast becoming the scourge of the 21st century.
“This book began as an attempt to hold on to my witty, storytelling mother. I am a reporter. It became the biggest story of my life.” SALLY MAGNUSSON
Warm, witty and wise, with a story and song for every occasion, Mamie was married to the late broadcaster Magnus Magnusson. Where Memories Go is Sally’s words to Mamie: in exquisite prose, both moving and funny, as a daughter attempts to keep her mother’s spirit alive by talking to her while dementia begins to overwhelm both their lives.