This Is Not About Me

Award-winning novelist Janice Galloway's memoir of her impoverished upbringing in 1950s Ayrshire.

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01*20080922

A family photograph is the starting-point for memories of the author's turbulent start in life.

01*20080922

A family photograph is the starting-point for memories of the author's turbulent start in life.

02*20080923

Janice's mother has made the difficult decision to leave her drunken husband and start afresh with her young daughter.

02*20080923

Janice's mother has made the difficult decision to leave her drunken husband and start afresh with her young daughter.

03*20080924

Rocked by the return of her older sister Cora, Janice faces another hurdle as she starts primary school.

03*20080924

Rocked by the return of her older sister Cora, Janice faces another hurdle as she starts primary school.

04*20080925

After Eddie's death, the Galloway women have been able to move back into the family home.

Things should be looking up, but the constant pressure to be good is beginning to tell on Janice.

04*20080925

After Eddie's death, the Galloway women have been able to move back into the family home.

Things should be looking up, but the constant pressure to be good is beginning to tell on Janice.

05 LAST20080926

Janice is beginning to see potential in her future, but first she must escape the familiar patterns and secrets from the past that threaten to drag her down.

05 LAST20080926

Janice is beginning to see potential in her future, but first she must escape the familiar patterns and secrets from the past that threaten to drag her down.