Life Writing: Family History
Turning family stories into powerful, universal narratives
Melanie McGrath is a bestselling author of fiction and narrative non-fiction. Her family memoir Silvertown was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Award for Biography. Her most recent work, Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road is shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Non-Fiction Crown.
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