“Pick a small object to be given one day to your great-grandchild. Write a letter to that child explaining why you have chosen this object”
To my eldest great-granddaughter,
To you, dear girl, I want to give the little clock on my mantlepiece that you have always admired. I’ve never told you the story behind it, so here it is.
When I was 16 years old, I was visiting my great-grandmother, Gaga, at her home in Hurlingham. Hers was a house full of family memories and while it may have been sold long ago, it is a place I remember fondly.