Rita Verschuur (1935) is most famous for her Dutch translations of Swedish children's literature. Especially the books by Astrid Lindgren. And she also illustrates children's books. But in 2008 she wrote the autobiographical My Mother's Secret and it became an instant bestseller in the Netherlands. In 2011 this was followed by The Second Mother. In 2013 we published a personal book about her friendschip with the late composer Simeon ten Holt.