Once Removed, Never Again

During the research for Singing My Mother’s Song, I found my mum’s cousins. Mum hadn’t seen them since she was seven, she is seventy five this year.

Last night at a gig in Plymouth and my first ever reading from Singing My Mother’s Song, this glorious gal came to watch. We had never met before. She’s the granddaughter of my mum’s cousins...my second cousin once removed. And she is funny, and kind, and clever and brilliant and I didn’t want to let her go.