Biography McCann, Richard Into the Light

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Into the Light

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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 only constants in his and his sister's lives were grief for their mother and newspaper coverage of her killer and the gruesome nature of his crimes. "Into the Light" is an account of how Richard used the success of "Just A Boy" to try and save his sister, to recover from the past and to learn more about the effects of traumatic childhood's and loss - in order to help others who are suffering. With his book in the bestseller charts Richard meets other children of Sutcliffe's victims. He is invited to meet survivors' groups and support groups of grieving families. "Into the Light" includes their stories of heartbreaking suffering and incredible strength. He decides to return to college so that he can go to university and train to become the social worker his family never had. He visits prisons and becomes a voluntary counsellor - in short Richard McCann comes to terms with the loss of his own childhood by talking to others, hearing their stories and learning about how to accept the past and move on. "Into the Light" is a tremendously gripping, moving and uplifting book. The story of a young man determined to do some good after suffering many terrible wrongs.

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No 1 Bestselling author returns with the story of his journey from an abusive past to a healing future

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Praise for Just A Boy:

‘Harrowing’ The Sun

‘Heart rending’ Woman’s Weekly

Into the Light tells of an extraordinary young man’s journey; from abused child of a murdered woman, to an adult wishing to heal the suffering of others. This is a book shot through with heart-breaking stories of damage and survival.

Richard McCann, author of the bestselling Just a Boy, tells the story of how he overcame his past by confronting certain truths, reconciling certain relationships and, most importantly, by meeting others who had suffered. Richard’s salvation came with the decision that he wished to help others in a way he and his sisters were never helped themselves.Into the Light will introduce you to some extraordinary survivors. It will bring you to tears, swell your heart and inspire your future.

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