Nicky Campbell has been a radio broadcaster since he graduated from Aberdeen University. He has worked at London's Capital Radio, Radio 1 and, since 1997, has presented a hugely popular show on Five Live. He is also a highly regarded television presenter, having appeared on such diverse shows as Wheel of Fortune and Newsnight, Top of the Pops and Panorama, and currently fronts BBC1's Watchdog. He lives with his wife and three daughters in South London.
The popular broadcaster’s tale of a happy loving childhood, with the knowledge that he was adopted not concerning him at all. Then, as an adult, he goes in search of his natural mother and dark secrets unfold. This is powerful, emotional, startling and highly readable; a lovely book.
'Blue-Eyed Son is a personal history, but its themes - family, self-identity and filial love - are universal' Daily Mail Raised in a comfortable middle-class home, Nicky Campbell's Scottish Protestant family cared for and nurtured him as their own, while remaining open about the fact that he'd been adopted. His father - an ex-army man - and his mother helped him to a good school and a good university. Nicky rarely thought of his birth parents, until a combination of an imploding marriage and a chance meeting with a private dectective led him to track down his birth mother. Nicky Campbell brilliantly recalls their reunion and tentative steps towards a relationship, evoking all the complex and deep-seated emotions that being reunited elicited in each of them. But it soon became clear that there was more to Nicky's background than he expected. In this emotionally gripping and refreshingly honest memoir, Nicky Campbell describes the many sides of a family's dark history, and how it feels to find out where you come from.