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Not my father's son : a memoir, Alan Cumming

Label
Not my father's son : a memoir
Title
Not my father's son
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Alan Cumming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dark, painful memories can be like a cage. Or, in the case of Alan Cumming, they can be packed away in a box, stuck in the attic to be forgotten. Until one day the box explodes and all the memories flood back in horrible detail. Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alex Cumming, Alan's father.When television producers approached Alan to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, he enthusiastically agreed. He hoped to solve a mystery that had long cast a shadow over his family. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared into the Far East after WWII. Alan's mother knew very little about him--he had been a courier, carrying information between battalions on his motorbike. The last time she saw her father, Alan's mother was eight years old. When she was thirteen, the family was informed that he had died by his own hand, an accidental shooting.But this was not the only mystery laid before Alan's feet. His father, whom Alan had not seen or spoken to for more than a decade, reconnected just before filming for Who Do You Think You Are?Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cumming, Alan
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.C692
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cumming, Alan
  • Cumming, Alan
  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Fathers
  • Actors
  • Fathers
  • Singers
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Personal Memoirs
  • Family Relationships
  • Scotland
  • United States
Label
Not my father's son : a memoir, Alan Cumming
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062225085
Lccn
2014017071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A9DC6893-0501-40DB-AC23-FEF4F20A5C17
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878813122
  • (OCoLC)ocn878813122
Label
Not my father's son : a memoir, Alan Cumming
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062225085
Lccn
2014017071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A9DC6893-0501-40DB-AC23-FEF4F20A5C17
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878813122
  • (OCoLC)ocn878813122

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