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My Family and Other Strangers - Adventures in Family History

Jeremy Hardy

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Exploring family history is an urge that has gripped the nation, and it has gripped Jeremy Hardy too. In My Family and Other Strangers he sets out on the road and on the world wide web to find out all he can about the Hardy clan. His aim is to prove - or more likely disprove - his grandmother Becky's dubious claims that they are descended from Sir Christopher Wren and that Jeremy's great grandfather was personal bodyguard and confident to the King. Wild stories apart, Jeremy travels as far a field as his local library and the hostile waters around Malta in order to find family traits that go beyond a big nose and IBS. Whatever he finds, how will he know how much is in the blood and how much is coincidence? Might he discover a comedy gene? But perhaps what he will find is more important is to build up a picture of those relatives he knew too fleetingly as a small child, and the people who filled their world. Negotiating the living and the dead, the familiar and the distant, in My Family and Other Strangers Jeremy Hardy takes us on a fascinating and often hilarious journey into the world of family ancestry.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:39