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

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

Label
Not my father's son : a family memoir
Title
Not my father's son
Title remainder
a family memoir
Statement of responsibility
Alan Cumming
Title variation
Not my fathers son
Creator
Actor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Alan's father, Alex Cumming. Alex was the dark, enigmatic heart of Cumming family life. But he was not the only mystery. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the Far East after the Second World War. The last time Alan's mother saw her father she was eight years old. When she was thirteen, the family was informed that he had died in an accidental shooting. Curious to explore this second mystery, Alan committed to filming an episode of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? Then out of the blue, his father, who Alan and his brother had not seen or spoken to for more than a decade, called. He had a secret he had to share, one that would shock his son to his very core and set in motion a journey that would change Alan's life forever. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story about embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside
Summary
The acclaimed actor profiles his turbulent relationship with his father, tracing his 2010 appearance in a celebrity genealogy show to solve the disappearance of a WWII hero grandparent and his discovery of astounding family secrets
Tone
Writing style
Award
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Biography type
autobiography
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10358417
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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Cumming, Alan
Dewey number
  • 792.028092
  • 920
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Cumming, Alan
  • Cumming, Alan
  • Actors
  • Actors
Target audience
general
Label
Not my father's son : a family memoir, Alan Cumming
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053770143
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781782115441
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Not my father's son : a family memoir, Alan Cumming
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053770143
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781782115441
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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