<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

IIIF Actions
Myerson, Julie

The lost child : a mother's story / Julie Myerson.

1st U.S. ed.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Physical Description:
326 p. ; 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR6063.Y48 Z46 2009
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Elisabeth Fairman
View by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
A Mary Yelloly watercolor sketchbook is in the collection of the Yale Center for British Art, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in original black boards; with dust jacket.
"A personal and moving account of two children; a girl living in Regency England and Julie's own troubled son. One bleak, late winter's day, Julie Myerson finds herself in a graveyard, looking for traces of a young woman who died nearly two centuries before. As a child in Regency England, Mary Yelloly painted an exquisite album of watercolours that uniquely reflected the world she lived in. But Mary died at the age of twenty-one, and when Julie comes across this album, she is haunted by the potential never realised, the barely-lived life cut short. And most of all, she is reminded of her own child. Because only days earlier, Julie and her husband locked their eldest son out of the family home. He was just seventeen. How could it have come to this? After a happy growing-up, it had taken only a matter of months for this bright, sweet, good-humoured boy to completely lose his way and propel his family into daily chaos. He had discovered cannabis and was now smoking it everyday, and nothing they could say or do, no help they could offer, seemed to reach him. And Julie--whose emotionally fragile relationship with her own father had left her determined to love her children better--had to accept that she was, for the moment at least, powerless to bring back the boy she had known."--Publisher's description.
Subject Terms:
Drug addicts -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820.
Marijuana abuse -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Mothers and sons -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Myerson, Julie -- Family relationships.
Parents of drug addicts -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Problem children -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Yelloly, Mary, 1816-1838.

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.