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My mad dad
My mad dad
Hollingworth, Robyn2017
Books, Manuscripts
Inadvertent cross dressing. Attempted murder. Jail break. A waltz at a funeral. A hernia the size of Guernsey. Heartbreaking and darkly comic, these are the moments that litter the messy road from cared-for to carer, a journey that Robyn Hollingworth finds herself on when she's only 25 years old. Leaving London to return home to rural South Wales, Robyn finds that it's her old life - same teddy bears resting on her pillow, their bodies tucked under the duvet; same view of the garages behind which she'd had her first cigarette and first kiss - but so much has changed. Her dad, the proud, charmingly intelligent, self-made man who made people laugh, was in the grip of early onset Alzheimer's. His brilliant mind, which saw him building power stations and literally bringing light into the lives of others, had succumbed to darkness.
Main title:
My mad dad / Robyn Hollingworth.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Trapeze, 2017.©2018
Collation:
234 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781409180012 (hbk)
Dewey class:
616.83110092362.196831
Local class:
362.196831
Language:
English
BRN:
2639486
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