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The Mother's Book The Only Gift Book You Hope to Get Back by Elma van Vliet

The Mother's Book The Only Gift Book You Hope to Get Back

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The Mother's Book The Only Gift Book You Hope to Get Back by Elma van Vliet

On realising that her mother was seriously ill, Elma van Vliet sat down and wrote The Mother's Book, a collection of questions that would allow her to find out who her mother really was. She wanted to learn what she had been like as a girl, her childhood memories, what her dreams had been at 18, who she had fallen in love with first, how she had felt about the birth of her child...Based on an old Dutch tradition of personalised memoirs, this book is one that every girl should give to her mother - a gift to be shared for life. Beautifully designed, and packed with inspirational poems and stories, this journal gives your mother the opportunity to find the book within her - to answer all those questions that one day it will be too late to ask. Don't let the opportunity pass to find out the story that matters most.

About the Author

Elma van Vliet wrote the original Dutch version of The Mother's Book - Mam, Vertel's - in 2004. After the book's huge success, she wrote more in the 'Vertel's' series for fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers. In 2007 her books were published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She lives with her partner in Delft.

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Publication date

5th March 2009


Elma van Vliet

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Short Books Ltd


144 pages


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