Handstands In The Dark

Handstands In The Dark

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A True Story of Growing Up and Survival

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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A True Story of Growing Up and Survival

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.

2 reviews for Handstands In The Dark

  1. Pam

    I’m only halfway through reading this book but amazed at the honesty in the writing. It’s a story that doesn’t seek sympathy from the reader, just understanding of ‘how it was’. It’s beautifully written and every day I look forward to picking the book up. Highly recommended, even before I finish the book.

  2. Veronica Curran (verified owner)

    Could not put this book down.
    WOW and a huge thank you Janey.
    You shared with so much honesty in what was your life.
    Found strength as Janey Godley’
    So glad you found that Comedy Stage and climbed up and shared your Scottish genius .
    Now 2020 your Lifejackets keep us all afloat .Stay safe, take care and be kind to yourself Mrs.We are all here for you, we also all need you to get through these crazy times ♥️

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