Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival

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Brought up amid near-Dickensian squalour in the tough East End of Glasgow and sexually abused by her uncle, Janey 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.

This evocative, intimate and moving portrayal of a woman forced to fight every day for her family's future will strike a chord with anyone who has ever struggled against adversity.

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"'If anyone deserves their dreams to come true, she does... a tear-jerker'" ( Sunday Herald)

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Janey Godley's unique and moving life story of squalour,
gangland violence, her mother's murder and a frightening family of in-laws
contains many extraordinary characters within an enclosed and
seldom-revealed Glasgow of the 1960s to the 1990s.

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