Mother Country by Jeremy Harding is a hugely moving and affecting literary memoir of adoption, secrets and the need to belong.
Jeremy Harding is the author of Small Wars, Small Mercies: Journeys in Africa's Disputed Nations (1994) and The Uninvited, a report on clandestine migrants and asylum seekers in Western Europe, which won the Martha Gellhorn Award for journalism in 2001. His translations of Rimbaud's poetry were published by Penguin in 2004. He is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books.
"'Beautifully written, funny and sad, this book is simply captivating.' Cressida Connolly"