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Blue-Eyed Son: The Story of an Adoption Paperback – July 1, 2005

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‘Blue-Eyed Son is a personal history, but its themes – family, self-identity and filial love – are universal’

Frances Hardy, Daily Mail

Raised in a comfortable middle-class home, Nicky Campbell’s Scottish Protestant family cared for him 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 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 detective led him to track his mother down.

Nicky Campbell brilliantly recalls their reunion, evoking all the complex and deep-seated emotions that their newly found relationship provokes. And, as they became closer, Nicky discovered far more than he expected. Not only did he have a sister, Esther – with whom he would later forge a strong bond – but his natural father was a committed Republican whose own father had served alongside Michael Collins in the IRA.

In this emotionally gripping and refreshingly honest memoir, Nicky Campbell vividly describes the many sides of a family’s dark history.

Nicky Campbell’s has worked at Capital Radio, Radio 1 and since 1997 has presented a hugely popular show on Five Live. As a TV presenter he has worked on Top of the Pops, Panorama, Newsnight and currently fronts BBC1’s Watchdog. He is married with four daughters and lives in London.

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan (July 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330433067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330433068
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,252,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought this for my wife, who is into geneology. She found it especially interesting because her father was adopted, and she has been trying to trace his ancestry. Also, it provides a look at British culture of the time concerned.
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I really wanted to read this and couldn't find it in the states. Yours arrived and it looked so new that I can't imagine that anyone has ever read this copy. Thanks!
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