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Handstands in the Dark By Janey Godley

Handstands in the Dark

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First-hand, Janey saw the gangland violence and met extraordinary characters within an enclosed and seldom-revealed Glasgow underworld.

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Handstands in the Dark by Janey Godley

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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Handstands in the Dark Reviews


"'When you're bored of comedians telling you things you know and the comfortable laughter of recognition, go and watch Janey Godley for a change. You don't know what it's like to be Janey Godley - she does. And she can tell you all about it with wit, spirit and a truly unique comic voice.' Dave Gorman"

About Janey Godley


Janey Godley is a 42-year-old mother from Glasgow and something very different on the comedy circuit. She has performed stand-up all over the world and had her first play performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2003. This is her first book.

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GOR010379154
Handstands in the Dark by Janey Godley
Janey Godley
Used - Like New
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2005-06-02
336
0091900298
9780091900298
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.