Growing up under the divorce cloud

After her parents split up in the mid-1960s, Nina Stibbe moved to the countryside with her mother and siblings. There she discovered that the divorce was social death for her single-parent family

Sally Jackson wasnt the ideal friend she had an annoying notebook with facts about trees and sketches of leaves in it and when we were allowed to do a term-long project on anything we wanted (anything) she chose trees of the British Isles and just used the notebook, whereas I did mine on the Appaloosa horse, which was exciting (all the different markings and the American-ness). …read more

Source: Life and style: Divorce | theguardian.com

    

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