In My Mother’s Hands, A story of Family Secrets
June 18, 2014, Karen Hardy, The Canberra Times
When Biff Ward was just 12 years old she woke up one night with her mother’s hands around her throat. Struggling under her apple-green bedcovers she felt them tighten, and realising her mother’s intention, found the strength to push her away. Her mother left the room without speaking. The next morning Biff got up and went to school.