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An inspiring and complete story of addiction and recovery,
This review is from: Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid?: What Drugs Did to My Family (Hardcover)
I actually watched Elizabeth Burton-Phillips and her son being interviewed about the book when it was launched, but didn't hear the complete discussion to know the full story behind what happened to one of her twins.
That meant that when I sat down to read it in one sitting today it was a shock and surprise to reach the end. It's incredibly powerful and departs from many memoirs in recording the views of everyone concerned as time went on, not just the main author.
Two copies of this book need to be sat in every single secondary school library and it should be a set book in English classes, it would do more for drugs education in school than any programme out there at the moment.
So if you have kids, particularly nearing their teenage years, read this for the perfect grace-of-god cautionary tale.