Godley, Janey Handstands in the Dark

ISBN 13: 9780091900298

Handstands in the Dark

9780091900298: Handstands in the Dark

Janey Godley tells her unique life story. Brought up amid near-Dickensian squalor in the tough East End of Glasgow and sexually abused by her uncle, she married into a Glasgow criminal family as a teenager, then found herself having to cope with the murder of her mother, violence, religious sectarianism, abject poverty and a frightening family of in-laws. First-hand, Janey saw the gangland violence and met extraordinary characters within an enclosed and seldom-revealed Glasgow underworld. From the grim and far-from-Swinging 60s, to the discos of the 70s, to the tidal wave of heroin addiction which swept through and engulfed Glasgow's East End during the 1980s, Handstands in the Dark is an evocative, intimate and moving portrayal of a woman forced to fight every day for her family's future.

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A remarkably engaging and fluently written memoir of a life that makes the McCourt family look like the Von Trapps. -- The Observer

Exhilarating, uplifting and often extremely funny...Raw sincerity that gives her streetwise revelations such savage bite -- Guardian

From the first page... Janey Godley, a natural storyteller, has you in her grip -- Glasgow Evening Times

Genuinely compelling -- Glasgow Herald

Gothic biography... courageous -- The Scotsman

I found myself laughing... and crying -- Sunday Post

Itís doubtful youíll be able to choke back the tears -- Metro

She is making waves with her hard-hitting autobiography -- Mail on Sunday

This is Janey's life story and it's gripping stuff! - FOUR STARS -- OK magazine

Vividly evoked... no punches-pulled... relieved by innate good humour and unflagging optimism. -- Choice magazine

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An astounding dark memoir of murder, abuse and gangsters

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Godley, Janey
Published by Ebury Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0091900298 ISBN 13: 9780091900298
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