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Things My Mother Taught Me - Claire Halliday


Published: 1st April 2016
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RRP $29.99

Things My Mother Taught Me features stories of high profile mothers, and high profile people - from young actors, television personalities and older intellectuals to a famous chef, a fashion designer, a comedian, and many more - reflecting on their own relationship with their mothers. It is a book about all the stuff mothers know (or don't know) and how that knowledge and the ability to share it - for good and bad - helps to shape a person. Through funny and poignant interviews this book looks as at one of the most important relationships in everybody's lives and reveals much about the evolving nature of family in modern Australia.

About the Author

Claire Halliday is a freelance writer whose work has appeared regularly in Australian newspapers and magazines for over a decade. She lives in Melbourne with her partner and four children.


A great gift for anyone who loves real life stories


It's a non-fiction book that is easy to read and gives you great insights into family relationships.

Melbourne, Australia


A book you can come back to. So multi faceted.


Because of the variety of characters represented in this book, each chapter is its own story. These are fascinating personalities with stories ranging from humour to tragedy. Claire writes with empathy so you are taken into the world of the individual and immersed in it for just a little while. Wonderful!



Loved this book.


Things My Mother Taught Me is an interesting read. It's honest and raw, and not always the fluffy thing of fairy tales, which is why I loved it. Some of these are stories not often told, and this book gives an interesting insight into the people presented here. Some stories are funny, and some are heartwarming - can't wait to read Claire's next book about fathers. A great gift for someone who might not read very much.



What a fantastic read!


This book was such a wonderful read - Claire is such an engaging writer and really captures the attention of her audience as well as the captivating stories of the people she is writing about. Love this book and can't wait for her next book "Things My Father Taught Me"!

Melbourne, Victoria


Highly recommend! Interesting, enjoyable and a page turner.


A book full of Famous Australians we all know and love, but with an insight into their lives and their beginnings you wouldn't have known without reading this book. When you get to the end of one person's story (Naomi Simpson for example), you cannot help but want to move onto the next one, and then the next one and before you know it three hours have passed and you haven't put the book down. A wonderful easy reading book for you or a loved one. This is a book to suite all!



Love this book - so will your Mum


A really lovely book about the relationships between some well known Australians and their mothers. You can read each reflection separately, or just keep right on reading



Things My Mother Taught Me

5.0 6


ISBN: 9781760069995
ISBN-10: 176006999X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st April 2016
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Australia
Country of Publication: AU