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Blue-eyed Son by Nicky Campbell
  

Blue-eyed Son

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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.

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Blue-eyed Son by Nicky Campbell

Blue-Eyed Son is Nicky Campbell's startling and candid story of his search to find his natural birth mother - and to discover exactly where he came from. Raised in a comfortable middle-class home, his Scottish Protestant family cared and nurtured him as their own, while remaining open about the fact he'd been adopted. His father - an ex-army man - and his mother helped him to a good school, a good university and then onto a successful career in the media. Nicky rarely thought of his birth parents, until a combination of an imploding marriage and a chance meeting with a private detective led him to track his mother down. Nicky Campbell brilliantly describes 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 as they talked it 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.

About the Author

Nicky Campbell
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.

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Publication date

15th July 2005

Author

Nicky Campbell

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

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Paperback

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Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780330433068

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