My Secret Mother, Lorna Moon by Richard de Mille (1998, Hardcover)

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My Secret Mother, Lorna Moon
by Richard de Mille
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Copyright 1998
Book Club Edition

Richard de Mille was raised amid the glamour and luxury of early Hollywood, an adopted son of Cecil B. de Mille and his wife, Constance.  From age eight he wondered about his birth parents, his curiosity piqued by odd hints dropped by friends and family members, and by his own remarkable resemblance to Cecil's father.  After sixty years of pursuing his secret mother, de Mille writes the true story of her life and of the perfect conspiracy that made him a full but far from ordinary member of the de Mille family.

The lost mother turned out to be Lorna Moon, a newspaperwoman, screenwriter, and best-selling novelist, a woman who had been born in a small village in Scotland and who later became an exotic figure of silent-film-era Hollywood.  She lived about a mile from the house in which Richard grew up, and had a love affair that produced the infant boy who was adopted by Cecil and Constance in 1922.

With fairness and understanding, de Mille recalls his childhood.  His recounting of his investigation into his mother's life and death is suspenseful and poignant.  This story is both memoir and mystery, with a serious sense of history and a winning sense of humor.

Condition:  Used.  Hardcover.  Dust cover.  Pages are tanned and darkening from age.  Dust cover and flaps are tanned from age.  Dust cover shows a bit of edge wear and tear and creasing.


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