Sylvia is dying. Ruth is at her bedside.
A lifetime of loss and misunderstanding lies between mother and daughter. In this coming of age story, a whispered family tragedy casts a shadow across three generations. It’s 1930 and in London’s Jewish East End, Rose is expecting a baby.
When the natural order is disrupted, and part of our personal history is erased,
who do we become?

Ruth Badley graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1978 and taught in secondary schools in London before moving to South Australia, where she worked in adult migrant education, specifically with Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees.

Later she pursued a successful second career as a journalist and was the arts and food writer for Ackrill Newspapers, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire for many years.

She currently runs her own public relations and freelance writing consultancy, providing results-driven public relations and marketing services for businesses and corporations in the geospatial industry.

Her blogs encompass food, travel, literature, visual and performing arts, live music and Bruce Springsteen. Ruth sits on the judging panel of the UK’s Quality Food Awards and the Great Taste Awards.

Ruth wrote and directed Just Playing for Dubai’s Short and Sweet Theatre Festival in 2016. Where are the grown-ups? is her first novel. She has two adult sons and lives in rural Essex with her husband, Tim.
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