What The Grown-ups Were Doing

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0120120220

Written by by Michele Hanson.

Read by Rebecca Front.

Metroland : the neat lawns and large houses of Ruislip were the canvas for Michele's childhood, and food was the main preoccupation of her mother who was convinced that her Christian neighbours had no concept of how to feed a child.

The genteel suburbia of Northwest London in the 1950s is the setting for this memoir of an only child whose Jewish mother had loudly held opinions on everything from the stinginess of her neighbours to the bowel movements of her entire family. Negotiating adolescence was never going to be easy.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The neat lawns and large houses of Ruislip were the canvas for Michele's childhood.

0220120221

Written by Michele Hanson.

Read by Rebecca Front.

The extended family : fleeing from Poland and Russia Michele's grandparents had somehow found themselves in Barrow-in-Furness, but marrying out of the faith brought repercussions for Uncle Cyril.

The genteel suburbia of Northwest London in the 1950s is the setting for this memoir of an only child whose Jewish mother had loudly held opinions on everything from the stinginess of her neighbours to the bowel movements of her entire family. Negotiating adolescence was never going to be easy.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Fleeing from Poland and Russia, Michele's grandparents arrived in Barrow-in-Furness.

0320120222

Written by Michele Hanson

Read by Rebecca Front

Holidays in France meant the Hanson family could indulge in continental glamour, and somehow her mother didn't seem so loud on the Riviera.

The genteel suburbia of Northwest London in the 1950s is the setting for this memoir of an only child whose Jewish mother had loudly held opinions on everything from the stinginess of her neighbours to the bowel movements of her entire family. Negotiating adolescence was never going to be easy.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Holidays in France meant the Hanson family could indulge in continental glamour.

0420120223

Written by Michele Hanson

Read by Rebecca Front

The strictures of religion become increasingly confusing, added to by the burden of a long nose.

The genteel suburbia of Northwest London in the 1950s is the setting for this memoir of an only child whose Jewish mother had loudly held opinions on everything from the stinginess of her neighbours to the bowel movements of her entire family. Negotiating adolescence was never going to be easy

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The strictures of religion become increasingly confusing.

05 LAST20120224

Written by Michele Hanson.

Read by Rebecca Front.

Fleeing suburbia for Art School brings liberation in many guises.

The genteel suburbia of Northwest London in the 1950s is the setting for this memoir of an only child whose Jewish mother had loudly held opinions on everything from the stinginess of her neighbours to the bowel movements of her entire family. Negotiating adolescence was never going to be easy.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.