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Mother's Ruin by Nicola Barry
Mother's Ruin by Nicola Barry
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5.0 out of 5 stars A life-affirming tale, 5 Sep 2008
First of all, I have to admit I do know Nicola. Or at least I thought I did.
Now that I have read this book, I can see that I had barely scraped the surface ...
That Nicola is the funny, talented, kind and generous soul she is today seems nothing short of a miracle, in light of the tale she tells in "Mother's Ruin". Anyone who has/had an alcoholic in the family will recognise something in this book, as will anyone who has/had a problem with booze themselves.
It should be a bleak read - a mother's neglect, a father's indifference, a childhood blighted. But the sense of humour with which those of us who read Nicola's Press and Journal or Sunday Express columns are familiar is… Read more