In 1994, 21 years after her disappearance, Lucy Partington's remains were discovered in Fred and Rosemary West's basement at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester. In this powerful and lyrical book, Lucy's elder sister, Marian, reclaims Lucy from the status of victim and finds an authentic and compassionate response to her traumatic loss. Her inspiring narrative of healing draws on Buddhist and Quaker practices and culminates in restorative justice work in prisons.
Marian Partington was born in Oxford in 1948. She has been working with The Forgiveness Project as a storyteller and facilitator since 2005. Marian lives with her husband in Montgomeryshire, Wales.
Preface. Foreword by Marina Catacuzino. Prologue. Part 1. Crisis. 1. Disappearance. 2. The Not Knowing. 3. Unearthing. 4. Re-earthing. Part 2. Confessing. 5. Enfolding the Dark. 6. Finding a Voice. Part 3. Comprehending. 7. Peeling Away the Layers. 8. Fresh Earth. 9. Suffering and Healing. Part 4. Transforming. 10. Lucy's Woven Bag. 11. Words of Grace. 12. Epilogue.