Category Archives: Family

Sally Kindberg’s notes about her childhood in Nottingham

This seems to be a recurring theme (far too often?) in notes for my graphic mystery/memoir. From the age of three I occasionally stayed at my grandmother’s house in Nottingham, periods coinciding with my mother disappearing, then turning up with … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s work in progress/identity

These are name tapes I had made for my mother when she was in her 90s and living in a nursing home.  Apart from being shocked when she attempted (three or four times) to strangle me – I tried not … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s notes (possibly for her mystery/memoir)

UNDERGROUND From the Nottingham Caves Survey February 2011 http://nottinghamcavessurvey.org.uk/mycave.htm  One of the major goals of the project is to assess the archaeological importance of Nottingham’s caves. Some are currently scheduled monuments and are of great local and national importance. Some … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s Stranger, a work in progress (pencil roughs)

Pencil roughs for Stranger, a work in progress, a mystery/memoir in comic strip form.  It’s moving slowly, but moving at least …

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Mother’s Day

Lovely Mother’s Day yesterday with fab daughter in the sunshine.  Even got a cup of tea in bed!  Here she is last summer with friendly hound.

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Cousin, short story for radio

Frame six of my short and unfinished graphic biography inspired this account of a cousin of mine with unusual abilities.  Recorded and produced by Roland Denning

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Blue notes

My first memory of the sea was more of a sparkle than a colour.  Apparently my mother swam all the year round in the benign waters of the Devon coast –  our garden sloped down to one of its red … Continue reading

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Hair

Recently Christa Tam, whom I’d met in Hong Kong earlier this year when I was taking part in the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival, asked me to write something about my favourite childhood book.  Christa is book project manager … Continue reading

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My mother’s portrait

Some years ago whilst rummaging in a kitchen drawer in my mother’s house I discovered some studio portraits of her, covered in torn layers of tissue, amongst piles of unpaid bills.  One of the photographs had brown  stains on it, another … Continue reading

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