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The Boy Grows Up: The inspirational story of his journey from broken boy to family man [Paperback]

Richard McCann
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Book Description

15 Feb 2007

Richard McCann's account of his childhood became a massive UK bestseller. In it he told the harrowing story of how he and his sisters were left motherless when the Yorkshire Ripper killed his first victim, Richard's mother Wilma McCann. Just A Boy was praised for its unflinching and unself-pitying account of a neglected childhood at the hands of an abusive father and uncaring authorities.

The Boy Grows Up is an account of how Richard used the success of Just A Boy to try and save his sister, and of his attempts to make sense of his past whilst learning more about the effects of traumatic childhoods and loss.


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press; New Ed edition (15 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091908647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091908645
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 11.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sequel to the No. 1 bestselling Just A Boy

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Sequel to the No. 1 bestselling Just A Boy

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 April 2009
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A Superb follow up to Just a Boy i beleive we can all learn something about disadvantaged children.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The boy grows up 15 Jun 2014
By noggin
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Hello there,
I heard about this book on radio 2 on my way to work and even though I think the book is interesting , it never seems to delve into the lives of Richards other 3 sisters , only Sonia, who have also lost their mother also..........and what did they feel about growing up without there mother.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!!!!!!! 27 April 2014
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Already read 1st book. Just read this on holiday and loved it. It's such an easy read. I don't read a great deal but love the easy style it's written in.
Richard McCann is an inspiration and is so determined which gives you that boost too when you need it!! I've also got the Ican book from him doing a presentation at my sons school.
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