Laura Cumming's new book unravels the mystery of her mother's childhood disappearance. Today, an image seen anew casts new light on the past. Laura Cumming and Susan Jameson read.
Laura Cumming's new book opens with the disappearance of her mother, Betty, as a child in 1929. Discovered, unharmed, after five agonising days, the exact circumstances of the kidnap remained shrouded in mystery for fifty years. In today's episode, Laura sets out to find out more about her grandfather, George, and an image seen anew casts a new light on her mother's past.
Abridged by Katrin Williams
Produced by Elizabeth Allard