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Book Club Podcast: Richard Beard on The Day That Went Missing

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03 November 2022

Richard Beard, whose memoir The Day That Went Missing won the 2018 PEN Ackerley Award for literary autobiography

Richard Beard, whose memoir The Day That Went Missing won the 2018 PEN Ackerley Award for literary autobiography

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The Day That Went Missing by Richard Beard is the choice for this month’s Church Times Book Club. On the podcast this week, he talks to Sarah Meyrick, who has written this month’s Book Club essay about the memoir.

The book, which won the 2018 PEN Ackerley Award for literary autobiography, is published by Vintage and is available from the Church Times Bookshop for £8.99.

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About the book: The Day That Went Missing is a memoir covering Richard Beard’s search for what happened on the day when his younger brother Nicky did not return from their swim off the coast of Cornwall in 1978. The author was 11 years old at the time. In the aftermath, the event was never discussed by his family, and he didn’t attend his brother’s funeral. In the following years at boarding school, where he was taught to maintain a stiff upper lip, the pain remained suppressed. Forty years later, after an unlocking of memories and a search for the facts, his trauma is laid bare.


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