My Mother and Other Strangers () – Quiet WWII BBC DramaWhile coping with threats that she suspects are coming from the cult-like spiritual program her mother belonged to, Elsie works to unravel the message her dying mother left for her, a quest that ultimately takes her to the South African family homestead she never knew existed. This dark, gorgeous jewel of a novel probes the secrets we keep and the complex ties of family, love, and loss. Shattering and brilliant, this marks the debut of an astonishing talent. Along the way, she uncovers family secrets that change her forever. The discovery of a bundle of photos and a priceless ring take Elsie from her home in Canada to Africa on a journey that leads her to the past she never knew she had. A stunning, rich, and heartfelt debut of suspense. The loaded narrative, tide-like in its advancing and receding movement, runs over an undercurrent of self-deprecating sarcasm and pity born of hurt and emotionally fuelled assumptions.
What is "My Mother and Other Strangers?"
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For starters, there are the massive Flying Fortress bombers coming in to land below the level of the church spire. But noise pollution is not the main problem — airmen are: 4, randy young Yanks with their chewing gum, their Jeeps and their Lucky Strikes. This clash lies at the heart of My Mother and Other Strangers. Barney Quinn, clumsy ceilidh clodhopper with a head full of rotten teeth; or dashing Lt Barnhill, with a good set of teeth and a nice way with words? She — Rose Coyne Hattie Morahan , the star of the show — is also an outsider in Moybeg: English, a bit posh, appreciates the view over Lough Neagh, and Tennyson, and is unfulfilled. Turns out he also likes and can quote Tennyson. The location might be refreshing and beautiful: I want to go but the story of US military chaps upsetting a local community is a well-told one.
Sign in. Drama series set in following the Coyne family and their neighbours after the US Army Air Force sets up camp in the middle of their rural Northern Irish parish. After receiving a book from Captain Dreyfuss, Rose makes a passionate stand for the people of Moybeg. The whirlwind arrival of Rose's sister Vera means joy for Francis and Emma, trouble in the bar for Michael and brings Rose and Dreyfuss closer than ever. Watch now.
Posted by Rissi JC Aug 21, As the war rages, their small community remains unscathed. The Coyne home is a happy one. Instead of tawdry behavior, the script is an intelligent look at questions of anguish and morals. Written specifically for Hattie Morahan, this 5-part miniseries suits her beautifully. The ending surprises me in unexpected ways. With exception to the direction of one episode episode five opts for a few too many close ups , this is beautiful.