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  Anna Swan 17 August 2005  
Image: Anna Swan (© Andrew Atkinson)
A daughter's search for the parents she never knew

When Anna Swan was a young girl she was told her father was a demon and her mother a saint. This was a picture painted by her maternal grandparents who took her in when her mum died.

By the time she was seven her father had died too and Anna was left to grow up in an atmosphere of secrets and lies.

Anna joins Jenni to talk about her biography, Statues Without Shadows, and her long search to discover the dark truth about her parents and the lives they led at the heart of London's 1950s literary scene.

Statues without Shadows by Anna Swan, published by Sceptre - ISBN: 0340835370

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