Stephen McGann - Flesh and Blood : A History of My Family in Seven Sicknesses | eBayMy first question was: if they were poor and Irish, why did they come over here, to Liverpool? Why am I an immigrant? Then I realised it was a posh name for starvation. He solemnly promised his ancestors he would find out more about the history of the McGanns. Fast-forward 37 years and we are discussing Flesh and Blood , the odd page book that finally fulfils that solemn promise. In it, McGann, who at 54 is the youngest of the four McGann actor brothers, looks back at the history of his family through the lens of seven maladies: hunger, pestilence, exposure, trauma, breathlessness, heart problems and necrosis.
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Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies by Stephen McGann (Hardback, 2017)
Love the narration. Blold was expecting something that used medicine to lightly introduce different anecdotes from McGann's family history. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: pre-owned Sold by: webuybooks. The author revels a tad too much in his own glory as an actor for my taste, but I guess to be fair he is primarily doing so to contrast his professional success and social acceptance with the ghastly situation his Irish immigrant ancestors faced in the mid nineteenth century.
This is their story? I am sure you will enjoy both the book fleshh listening to him talk about it. You, this is your lega! What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage.
Cancel anytime. Drawing on his memories, Chris describes a vivid life of growing up in a Salford, working-class household in the s with his siblings, a loving mother, and the totemic figure of his hardworking, serious-minded and socialist father - Ronnie. Meg is definitely not in the Christmas mood.
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From one of the greatest political journalists of recent times, an insider's account of four decades of covering the British political scene, rather than just what work he has done and how many famous people he knows. Wonderful and uplifting read I absolutely loved this book. So the first chapter "Hunger" defines itself as both "a very great need for food, or a severe lack of it" and "a strong desire for something". Clarification of historical ev. Wonderful and uplifting read I absolutely loved this book.
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For additional stepheh, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Stephen is married to screenwriter Heidi Thomas. Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins. Stephen McGann was so enthusiastic about his subject and fascinating to listen to.
Kathleen mary The book is very moving. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. His love and pride for his wife and son come across strongly in this emotional and deeply personal chapter.