Author Justine Cowan on The Secret Lives of Her Mother And Grandmother in her Latest "The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames: a Memoir."

April 11, 2022
Justine Cowan, author

Justine Cowan, author of "The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames: a Memoir."  Cowan always had a difficult relationship with her mother, who was quite cold, distant, and demanding.  Cowan eventually discovered that her mother had been raised in London's infamous Foundling Hospital, which was a place for illegitimate children.  Cowan's fascinating memoir chronicles her quest to learn as much as she could about her mother as well as her grandmother.