The Laughter of Mothers. Limited Signed Edition (2007)
Author: Paul Durcan
Book ID: 64662
The Laughter of Mothers. London: Harvill Secker, 2007. First Edition. Pp 13, all edges gilt. Bound in full green goatskin with gold spine lettering & gold ornaments on covers. A fine copy housed in publisher’s slipcase. Publisher’s slip on the care of the leather binding laid-in.
Limited Edition of 100 Numbered Copies, Signed by the Author.
Durcan’s commemorate his mother as he members her: playing golf, reading Tolstoy, and initiating him in the magic of the cinema. He recalls her compassion and loyalty when he was committed to a mental hospital in adolescence and how she endured the ordeal of her old age.