Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir

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9781782115465

By Alan Cumming

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2 reviews

Presents the story of authors journey of discovery, both a memoir of his childhood in Scotland, and an investigation into his family history which would change him forever.

Reviews

07 Nov 2015

I watched the programme on his grandfather so was interested in this book. It was quite an emotional book to read and he has battled with his demons over the year's due to his father's abuse. At the end he and his brother seem to have found acceptance of their father's behaviour. A thought provoking read.

St Regulus Reading Group, St Andrews

10 Nov 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when I read this book as I knew only a little about Alan Cumming. I found it to be an emotional read and at times difficult to continue. Cumming's father obviously had his demons to deal with and, as the ending shows, sadly missed out on a fulfilling role as a father and husband.

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