We suggest this…
of course for fans of Alan Davies and comedy, but especially for anyone who suffered bereavement or abuse as a child.
A quick summary
A cathartic, beautifully-written memoir of loss, trauma and survival by beloved comedian and actor Alan Davies. The tragedy of his mum’s death when he was only 6 years old was compounded by commonly-held beliefs like ‘least said soonest mended’ among the adults. Grieving, unsupported, and among the usual trials of growing up, he also endured sexual abuse by his father. Now, as an adult, in an ongoing process, he has succeeding in using psychotherapy and his creative work to look after those wounds, and forge a happy life and loving relationships. This memoir speaks up for his young self who was so badly betrayed, and stands as a testament to his loving mother and to telling the truth.