Darling Baby Mine by John de St Jorre


Darling Baby Mine by John de St Jorre is out today. I’m biased, because I editing the book, but it’s a fascinating literary memoir that deserves to be read.

It’s about John’s search for his mother, with nothing but a memory of her smoking to keep him company. Her identity is a secret and she’s mostly been wiped from the family tree. When his father dies, in John’s later life, he finally managed to find his mother. She’s living in a mental asylum, where she has been for most of his life, and their relationship starts there.

It’s been one of my favourite projects to work on due to such a heart-wrenching true story but also such an easy-going and professional author. I love this book. Check it out here.