“‘Mom, Mom!’ Robbie threw himself, sobbing, against his mother’s legs. ‘Wanna come with you!’
‘Oh, Robbie.’ Em in the middle of buttoning up her cardigan, bent over, upset and exasperated.
Her son’s head was clamped to her thighs and she stroked his hair, hating to see him cry.
‘Don’t do this babby. Come on, let go now. Mommy’s got to go out for a bit, that’s all.'”
I now need to know why the little boy is so upset at the prospect of his mother going out without him, and why does his mother seem so upset about this particular parting?
It seems that having her son in tears is not a regular occurrence when she leaves the house, so is she going somewhere that she doesn’t particularly want to go this time?
This book was a ‘kindle share’ with my mother-in-law and although it is set in Birmingham UK, in and around the time of the Second World War, it is not a book that concentrates too much on the war itself, but is more a book about relationships and friendships, at least that is how it seems to be shaping up, after just the few short pages that I have so far read.
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